I provide couple and individual counselling.
I provide individual counselling for people who are wanting to work through a wide range of issues including abuse, low self confidence, relationship issues, low self mood, loss and bereavement, adjustment to life changes.
Your reasons for coming to counselling can vary enormously but can include:
- Relationship problems including feelings of insecurity, jealousy, abuse, lack of intimacy, communication issues.
- Feelings of isolation and loneliness, despair, emptiness, suffering.
- Stress at work and home
- Transition, loss and bereavement
- Feelings of low self esteem
- Feelings related to lack of control and power
- Childhood experiences including abuse and trauma
- Feelings of dissatisfaction and lack of meaning
- Feelings of guilt, shame.
- Fear, anxiety, depression
- Anger and resentment.
- Health worries
- Troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviour
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherpy and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor.
I have been working as a Counsellor since 1999 when I was awarded the Diploma in Humanistic Counselling validated by Warwick University. I have been influenced by the Humanistic philosophy to counselling which views each individual as essentially constructive and unique and having the potential for growth at emotional, spiritual, cognitive and behavioural levels.
I have also been influenced by the Psychodynamic, Jungian and Cognitive Behavioural approaches to counselling. I have integrated some principles from these approaches into my practice.
I have studied complementary health in some depth and am interested in the relationship between the mind, body, and emotions.
Most of my work is in private practice, people self refer and I undertake Employee Assistance Counselling. I am an affiliate counsellor for Workplace Options, Atos Healthcare and Right Corecare. I have worked at GP surgeries in different parts of Birmingham (Smethwick and Northfield) and had a contract with the Local Authority counselling young people. I have prior experience of management and community work in the voluntary sector
I undertake both longer term counselling and short term focused work.
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)
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
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
£48.00 per session
£48.00 per 50 minute session for individuals.
£55.00 per 50 minute session for couples' counselling.