Feeling helpless and unable to cope, can be an overwhelming and lonely experience which is often hard to share with someone.
I offer a private and confidential counselling service based on person-centred values promoting client autonomy.
By creating a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment, my clients' can explore their individual needs and difficulties.
I adopt an integrative style of counselling, using a variety of techniques from different theoretical models, and I aim to provide the opportunity and conditions for my clients' to work towards living in a more satisfying and manageable way.
I value the importance and significance of the client/counsellor relationship - the nurturing of which, I believe, is instrumental to the therapeutic process.
As a Registered member of the BACP, I work ethically, and am fully committed to the principles of confidentiality and client safety.
I also undertake regular supervision to ensure continued professional practice, and attend courses to enhance my professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Counselling
BEd Honours Degree -
I have a teaching background working in Primary Education, and .currently work as a counsellor in a Sixth Form College
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
My fee is £35.00 per hour.
£50 per hour for couples.
Concessions available for pensioners and students.
When I work