At the heart of my work is the belief that we all have within us the resources and wisdom we need to overcome difficulties. Counselling provides a private place to explore issues and relationships in a safe, accepting space. For many of us issues from the past, sometimes as far back as childhood, can affect our lives and relationships, and counselling is a way of re-visiting the past in a supportive way, so that new perspectives can arise. At other times we may have a sense of wanting to find meaning and potential in life, and counselling can help release creativity and find a new way forward.
I work in an integrative way, combining person-centred, psychodynamic and transpersonal approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed counselling training to the level of Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2004), and I undertake continuing professional development, including training in couples counselling, and embodied relational psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
I charge £40 per session, with some discounted fees for students and people on low incomes.
I offer an initial half-hour meeting free of charge where we can discuss what you are hoping for from counselling and you can decide whether you feel comfortable with me and the way I work, and ask about anything you need to know before making your decision.