Hello. Face to face sessions following appropriate Covid-19 guidelines are now available. I have provided counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and groups since 2006. I also offer walking therapy, supervision and mediation services. I believe in the intrinsic ability of all individuals to create a contented life for themselves. With this in mind I aim to support and facilitate clients to achieve their goals.
I am fully accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The modality I have trained in most is Transactional Analysis, though in my work I also frequently use CBT, EFT/Tapping, NLP, Family Constellations and others.
I welcome inquiries from individuals regardless of social background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religious or political views.
Contact me if you would like to book an appointment, ask questions or have an informal chat before deciding if you'd like to book.
All the best with whatever you decide.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2006 and as a supervisor since 2017.
I am a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a founding member of the Cumbria Counselling Group.
I provide therapy for private clients as well as a number of Employee Assistance Providers, working with employees to help them resolve issues that impact on their ability to carry out their jobs efficiently.
I provide supervision for individuals and two caring organisations in south Cumbria.
I have volunteered since 2009 with a local charity, working with adults and young people with alcohol and drug issues.
I have also received training and worked in: mediation, coaching and as a nutrition and lifestyle advisor.
I am insured with the Psychologist's Protection Society.
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
Days, evenings and occasionally at weekends.
In the year 2000 I went to see a therapist as I was not happy with my life and was dealing with a second bout of depression. I was so pleased with the results that I started training to be a therapist myself so I could share the benefits with others. I'd tried dozens of self-help books, spiritual paths and other ways to feel content, and although they all have their merits nothing quite hit the mark like therapy did.
I have been in therapy most of the time since with various therapists offering many modalities of therapy. I continue to grow, develop and learn and hope to continue this process throughout my life.
Trust your judgement about picking the right therapist for you.
All the best,