When we reach a time in our lives when things feel out of control and scary, we sometimes need a safe space to explore how we are feeling.
Through developing a safe and trusting working alliance with clients I enable them to explore their difficulties and move towards a more healthy and fulfilling way of coping and living.
I am an experienced humanistic counsellor with 15 years of clinical experience.
Since 2005 I have worked for Cruse Bereavement Care as an accredited bereavement counsellor and supervisor, specialising, in particular, in the area of losing a child through stillbirth and miscarriage.
In my private practice I have extensive experience working with a broad range of issues. I am especially experienced in working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and eating disorders.
I especially welcome clients who are living with Autism in their lives.
I would describe myself as a warm, honest and intuitive person and practitioner who is conscientious about my work with people.
My own personal life experiences have influenced and encouraged me to pursue my career in counselling and enable me to understand and empathise on a deep and genuine level.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Level Qualifications
City and Guilds Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling ( Distinction)
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory.
Ascentis Qualification in clinical supervision
Ascentis Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care course
Children and young people training with Cruse Bereavement Support
Accredited bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care where I have worked for 16 years.
I have worked closely with people, couples and families who are trying to cope with the loss of a child. I regard my work as vital and valuable in supporting people as they go through this complex grief.
I am a bereavement supervisor for Cruse supporting a group of bereavement volunteers.
I also supervise supervisors within the organisation.
I have extensive experience working as an assessor within the organisation too.
I worked for many years at The University of Greenwich where I counselled students experiencing personal difficulties during their time of study. This covered a very broad range of issues especially around supporting overseas students adjust to living in a different country and culture.
I have worked closely with people suffering with chronic anorexia and bulimia both in private practice and a residential setting.
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
I have experience working with people on the Autistic Spectrum.
I am very experienced in working with people who have suffered the loss of a child through stillbirth and miscarriage.
I assist Cruse, on their training programme, with complex grief through losing a child.
£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £55 for a 50 minute session.
The initial assessment is free and lasts for 50 minutes.
I offer some low cost places available on request.
Daytimes and evenings Monday to Friday
I am a qualified counselling supervisor. My fees for a 50 minute supervision session is £45.
I support counsellors and also counselling students who are in placements.
Please contact me if you require anymore information.