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I’m an approachable, professional, and qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 15 years of experience successfully working with a wide range of issues with clients aged 18 to clients in their 60's and 70's.
Counselling can help you in a crisis, with major life changes, smaller difficulties or self-development. I offer a safe and secure space to explore your issues on zoom without any judgement. I can facilitate you in finding new ways to cope and move forward with your problems and feel more in control. I aim to help you understand and work with your thoughts, feelings and how they affect your life. I can help you explore and find your own answers, see challenges from a different perspective, build motivation and inspire hope for the future. I've had counselling myself and my life experiences enable me to build a good rapport with you, supporting you in an understanding empathic way.
My Approach and How I can help
I'm trained in Integrative Counselling, which means that I can draw from different approaches to suit your needs. The approaches I use are Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Transpersonal. The model I trained in is a relational model which is about the different ways people relate to each other. This is particularly useful when working with relationship issues. I believe my relationship with you is an equally important part of counselling as my training and experience. Our relationships, experiences and environment in childhood influence our relationships and shape who we are today, and awareness and insight can be gained from exploring our past to positively influence the future.
Some of the issues I have worked with are:
bereavement or loss
- Childhood sexual abuse/rape (mental and emotional abuse)
I have extensive hours of practice working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse at RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) over 7 years, which included working with related issues such as depression, self-esteem, loss, anger, trauma, stress and relationship issues. I have also worked in a women's prison and a women's centre and in private practice. I also work with men.
I work with individual adults on a short term or long term basis.
Why not take that first step and give me a call or email me today!
We can discuss what you need and how I can help without obligation. Please click on my website for any further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2005
A Certificate in Working with Survivors of Abuse 2006
I have attended many workshops and I can integrate my knowledge of different issues into the relational model depending on your needs.
Some Continued Professional Development Workshops I have attended
Anxiety and Depression Perspectives on Bereavement and Grief Body image conference Counselling Survivors of Childhood Abuse Working with Avoidant Attachment
Attachment: The need for a secure base
Disclosure v Confidentiality: Children and Adults
The Immediate Effects of Sexualised Trauma
Anger Therapy: Hated, Hostility and Bitterness
Working with Trauma and Crisis
Working with Shame
Understanding and Working with Suicide
Understanding and Working with Trauma
Working with Menopause in therapy Men's Issues in psychotherapy
I'm a BACP Accredited counsellor which means I'm a member of BACP and I'm committed to Continued Professional Development. Attending workshops enables my practise to keep up to date with the latest therapeutic advances and work with a wide range of issues.
I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework and am bound by their Code of Ethics and have Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Rape and childhood sexual abuse
£40.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£40 for 1 hour online assessment and ongoing sessions (Concessions for people and trainee counsellors on benefits or low income)
Free online 20 minute session to "meet" me and discuss how I can help you..
When I work
Online appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons are my main weekly appointments, but please contact me to discuss possible times outside of these appointments.