Faith is Taking the First Step.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, sadness or confusion as well as other complex emotions that you cannot quite comprehend? These emotions may be the result of a recent change or alteration in your life. They may be affecting your behaviour and impacting on your ability to function well on a day to day basis.
Whatever that may be, I can help you to work through those feelings and enable you to make a decision that's best for you. Talking to a stranger can be difficult but helpful, and once you learn to trust me, and trust the process, you will begin to work through those feelings. Having someone who hears you is also key, for many people don't really hear, they may listen, but don't hear.
Client's I have worked with say that they have been helped, that they have gained a new perspective to deal with their issues, and that it feels good to be heard. I'm counselling because I want to help people. I can empathise, with a range of emotions that many people are left with as result of life's challenges, and with a range of skills, theory, and experience, along with the therapeutic relationship, we can work together to help you.
I am a deeply reflective person, and will help you to do the same, because I believe reflection enables growth. Reflections have helped me on my journey, one that has been both rewarding and fulfilling, I will like to help you on your own personal journey.
As you process your thoughts and feelings in the sessions, I will apply the appropriate theory and practice in order to help you facilitate change. Many people find that taking the first step to seek counselling is often a very difficult one, but once taken, the journey has started that will begin to lead you on to emotional, mental and physical well-being. You will be empowered to make the changes to manage the situations in your life.
I can see you at a mutually convenient time soon after contact. Please view the counselling room below to picture where we will be having our sessions, l also offer telephone counselling which is reliable and works well for the clients I am currently working with. This will be done in the same room and you will be given the same undevided attention as if we were working face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Skills and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Couples Counsellor
- Pregnancy Crisis Support
- Post Abortion Counselling
- Certificate in Education
- Parenting Advisor
- Prison Counsellor
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Historical Family issues
- Current Family conflict- mother daughter relationships- long term sibling rivalry
- Identity issues
- Pregnancy Crisis
- Post Abortion Counselling
- Mother/Daughter conflict
- Sibling Conflict
- Conflict in Church relationships
£50.00 per session
Individual counselling session, £50
£70 for couples
Supervision fees £45 per hour
Administration for student training £20
Accreditation support £120
Counselling Skills training for small groups (minimum of 6, two hours over 6 weeks). This training is designed for those who work in charities, small team organisations, faith groups and community groups, who would like an understanding of counselling skills to aid professional and personal development. Please contact me by email for further details.
Flexible times both during the day and evenings, Monday to Thursday. Any days outside of these can be negotiated as a one off session
I work within the BACP ethical framework for good practice. I am committed to working with clients both long and short term.
I also use props within therapy, such as stones, figures, and creative materials. These have been useful in developing an awareness of self and significant individuals in your life and where they fit into your world.
Free on street parking is available outside away from noisy traffic.