**I currently have no availability and am unable to take on new clients. I will update this information in January 2022**
I am a highly experienced, accredited counsellor available for private counselling and psychotherapy. Qualified to offer appointments in person, via video call or telephone, distance need not be a barrier for us to work together. I will offer you a therapeutic relationship where you will be met with warmth, honesty and a genuine commitment to understanding you. We will work together to explore your difficulties and I will support you in facilitating meaningful change.
My background is in psychology. My counselling training is rooted in the Person-Centred Approach. Over many years in the profession I have broadened my framework and experience to include a variety of psychological theories to support clients to achieve their aims in therapy. I base my therapeutic practice on an integrative perspective which ensures that you, the client, are at the centre of the work we do together, and my response is tailored to you.
I have special interests and experience in working with trauma and attachment. I am trained to work with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a psychotherapy method used to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
I offer an initial telephone/video introduction free of charge. This can be up to 20 minutes and allows us to briefly discuss your reasons for attending and what you are hoping to gain. It gives us an opportunity to meet each other and for you to ask any questions you might have.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (hons) Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
DDP Level 1 & Level 2
I currently sit on the board of Scottish Attachment in Action as a Trustee
I have provided counselling for many years in a range of settings including private practice, various divisions within the NHS, the voluntary sector and in secondary schools. Broadening my career in this way has enabled me to learn from the diversity of each individual and engage with the huge range of issues and difficulties clients can bring to therapy.
I have additional specialist training in working with trauma, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Flash Technique, attachment, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, sexual abuse, bereavement, young people, counselling couples and play 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A significant proportion of my work and experience involves providing clinical supervision for the work of others, including counselling trainees and professionals, psychotherapists and those working in the field of mental health.
Although I am trained to work therapeutically with young people and couples I am currently only working with individual adults in my private practice.
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£60 per hour
£60 per hour
£90 per 1.5hr
Please contact me to discuss further if you are worried that the cost might be a barrier for you.
I am currently full and cannot take on any new referrals.
I will update this information in January 2022.