Are you struggling to cope with life's problems? Do you need time and space to reflect on your life in a safe and trusting professional relationship?
Counselling can offer the opportunity to reflect on all aspects of your life, a time to release emotions, explore thoughts and beliefs, and consider changes you would like to make.
I offer Integrative Counselling based on the CWR model of Christian Counselling. Emphasis is on the whole person, identifying how the problem is affecting the person physically, emotionally, rationally, behaviourally, and spiritually. Exploration of these areas can help a person to move forward and discover the freedom to grow.
Although this Integrative model is based on Christian Biblical Values, it is not exclusively used to counsel Christian Clients- I welcome any individual, whatever their religious belief or background. Short-term counselling is offered to develop strategies of coping, and longer-term counselling provides opportunity to consider issues at a deeper level, which is vital for clients struggling with more complex issues such as trauma and abuse.
I also offer supervision for counsellors-please contact for further details.
Due to the present situation with the Coronavirus, Face-to-Face sessions are being carried out with specific precautions in place. Details will be given prior to assessment. I am also holding sessions via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype and on the telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987.
Completed a Listening Course and Certificate in Counselling Skills for Pastoral Care in 2003.
I started counselling in 2006, whilst studying at Diploma level.
I have since completed a Diploma Extension Course, the Advanced Diploma in Christian Counselling in 2010 and achieved BA in counselling with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in 2014.
I have attended further training regarding trauma, sexual abuse, dissociation and eating disorders.
I am an accredited Registered Member of The BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and as such I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice. I also hold personal indemnity insurance.
I have also completed a certificate in counselling supervision in 2012 and a Diploma in counselling supervision at Waverley Abbey College in 2019.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial assessment is charged at £40
Please allow 1 1/4 hours for the initial assessment.
Subsequent sessions £40 (50-60 mins)
Concessions are available in situations of financial difficulty.
Supervision sessions are charged at £40 per hour, however concessions are available for students at £35 per hour.
I am available week days during the day and some evenings.
Please telephone or email if you would like to find out more information, or to book an assessment.