Hello welcome to my profile.
I am assuming that because you are on this website means that all is not well for you within certain aspects of your life. You are not alone, ever since the pandemic started life has become so strange and changed.
Perhaps the lockdown has highlighted problems with somebody you are in a close relationship with or maybe some other family members. Work now is very different in lots of ways and for some people this is a hard adjustment.
Are you struggling with depression or anxiety trying to cope with every day life when it feels overwhelming? Sometimes its helpful to share your worries with an uninvolved person just to clear your thoughts.
It is possible that you are finding it hard coping with issues from the past.. Perhaps a painful or abusive childhood left you feeling unlovable or lacking in confidence. This may be affecting your relationship with a current partner or family, again it might help to talk it over with somebody.
About myself - I was a foster mother before becoming a counsellor and have been a counsellor and supervisor for 20 years, I work with individuals or couples. Friends say 'I say it like it is' (perhaps that is not always an asset) Mostly my work is short term- an assessment and usually six session depending on the clients wishes.
I hold a M.A. in Cognitive Behavioral Counselling, and am accredited by the BACP. I would say I have developed a more integrative approach now, sometimes using Person-Centred and Psychodynamic tools. I am a qualified PICT therapist working with visualisation if appropriate for abuse clients. This can help to heal the inner child, and has the added bonus -the client does not have to disclose personal details of their abuse during this therapy.
I have noted a belief among some clients who have not had counselling before, that they will be "told what to do". This is far from the truth. In fact my aim is to help you come to your own conclusions as to what is best for you. And if there are no straight forward answers, perhaps coming to terms with accepting that.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Consultative Supervisor (Dip)
- Qualified PICT therapist
- Accredited member of BACP
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
Couple and relationship issues
Anxiety/Stress - Anger
Unresolved childhood issues.
Abuse - physical,emotional,sexual.
Free half hour assessment
£35 per session dependent on income
We can negotiate if you are on a low income
Concessions offered for
I have worked as a counsellor for over 20yrs.