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 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
My fee is £35.00 per hour.
£50 per hour for couples.
Concessions available for pensioners and students.