I am a BACP accredited counsellor with 22 years of experience working with individuals and couples, and a registered Myers Briggs facilitator, offering short or long term support.
I offer a safe, contained space in which the concerns of the client, which can feel overwhelming, frightening and confusing, can be shared and explored, leading to new insights, perspectives and possibilities. I believe in the importance of self awareness and help my clients by facilitating this personal growth within therapy.
I also offer Myers Briggs (MBTI) psychometric testing with one to one personalized feedback. It is one of the most widely used instruments for understanding your personality type. The information enhances understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths and potential areas for growth. It can also be used for career exploration and development, relationship counselling, mid-life transitions, team building, problem solving.
Please visit my personal website: Enabling Change
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
MA in Counselling (University of Durham)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Durham)
Registered Myers Briggs (MBTI) facilitator with Oxford Psychological Press (OPP)
Certificate in Solution Focused Practice
Somatic Trauma Therapy training with Babette Rothschild
Certificate in Couples Counselling
BA(Hons) Geography & Anthropology (Newcastle University)
My counselling experience is in Private Practice, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Secondary School and Behaviour Support Services. As an MBTI facilitator I work with medical teams, doctors and nurses, teams within the private, corporate and voluntary sector, and with a variety of individuals for personal development.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
50 minutes - £52
Couples - £62
Myers Briggs (MBTI)
First assessment 90 minutes - £130 (includes MBTI materials)
Monday morning,Wednesday afternoon and evening ,Thursday afternoon and evening, other flexibility