Coming to talk to someone about your deepest most personal thoughts and feelings takes a lot of courage. I will offer you respect, honesty and understanding which I believe will help you to look at your most challenging and painful experiences that you are finding hard to deal with. I believe very strongly in the sincerity and openness of the counselling relationship, and that is why I chose to qualify as a Person-Centred Counsellor.
The Person-Centred approach is centred around the counselling relationship. It respects the uniqueness of every individual; there is no technique, agenda nor right or wrong way to work through issues. You, the client, will choose your journey, at your pace, in your time, and I am committed to walking beside you along the way. I believe that any individual has the resources within them to find a way through their pain and struggles when a safe, caring, respectful, and honest environment is created.
Very often, in my experience, as an individual starts to talk openly about their thoughts and feelings, they come to an awareness that a lot of issues stem back to their childhood. I am offering specialised counselling to help you explore these experiences. This is called 'inner child' therapy that can lead to longterm changes and healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, and a Diploma in Supervision.
Over the past fifteen years, I have had extensive training regarding relationship struggles/issues. I have worked one-on-one with men, women and young people who have been victims of child abuse, domestic abuse, and rape. I have also worked with individuals who are struggling with food disorders, self harm, suicidal tendencies, mental health issues, OCD, sexuality, HIV/Aids, stress, anxiety, personal loss, grief, anger, and self esteem issues.
- Sexual Exploitation
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Awareness
- Safeguarding Children
- Understanding Neglect
- Alcohol Awareness
- Vulnerable Adults
- Self Harm and Suicide
- Personality Disorder Awareness
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
Inner Child Healing
£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Free initial introductory half hour session
Individuals £35 per hour
Couples £50 per hour
Supervision £50* per 1 1/2 hours
*concessions for students, negotiable
Evenings, Saturday mornings, Friday day time.