As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I provide a quiet, non judgemental and confidential space in which we can explore the issues which concern you.
Issues could include low self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, stress, difficulties related to unhappiness or abuse in childhood or adulthood, anger, depression, self harm and anxiety. At times like this you can feel isolated or unsure how to move forward. You may feel 'stuck' and not know how to deal with a difficult issue. You may feel unhappy for no apparent reason.
In a safe environment I would offer you the opportunity to explore whatever concerns you may have and help you to find a way to achieve a better understanding of yourself, your feelings, thoughts and experiences. My role is not to tell you what you should do but to help you to empower yourself and make choices that may lead to more fulfilment in your life.
My approach is person centred which can be short or long term work. I may integrate other types of other therapies when appropriate and after discussion with you.
As well as adult clients I also work with children, young people and those with special needs and learning difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
Men's Anger Group
Personal Development Groups
Sure Start Children's Centres
Theraputic Play with Children and Families
Young People's Counsellor
Certificate in Education
Diploma in Education
Diploma in Theraputic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Continuing Professional Development;
Relate - Working with Young People
Supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties
Working at Relational Depth
Parks Inner Child Therapy
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
Initial consultation £40. This session may last longer than 50 minutes.
£40 per 50-minute session
Reductions to both of the above fees can be negotiated depending on individual circumtsnces, for example, counselling students, the low waged or those on benefits.
Appointments available most days and evenings.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I have Professional Liability Insurance. I have the enhanced DBS check.
My main private work is at home but other venues are possible for children and young people.