I believe that many of the difficulties you face can have developed by your life experiences moulding you away from simply being yourself. If you are , for example, depressed, anxious, traumatised, alcholic, fearful, angry, disturbed or insecure you may not be able to accept your feelings, nor manage them well in relation to other people; relationships may have become a source of pain as against love, sharing and support.
The counselling relationship I offer is a non-judgemental, warm, accepting and authentic one which allows you the mental space to reflect on your feelings/issues and consider how to respond afresh. Talking to another , forming a relationship with someone who listens to how you feel is the major element in unblocking issues and in formulating new, more effective strategies.
You will be investing your time and your money on making your life something to enjoy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been awarded a BA(Hons) in Counselling and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
I am an Accredited Member of BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also a Registered Counsellor +/or psychotherapist.
I have also had a career in the city and am presently involved in supporting young people who are in the care of a local authority.
I am committed to continuing professional development which means I attend a variety of courses, discussions and conferences to widen and broaden my capacity to wotk with you.
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
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 see counselling as a very special relationship where any issues which are troubling can be shared and reviewed in a supportive and non-judgemental way.
A relationship which facilitates your opportunity to discover at your own pace,what it is that is getting in the way and where you will find the 'how', the ' when' and the 'way' to move forward.
I am happy to offer a 30 minute trial session without charge, thereafter my fee for a 50 minute session is £45.
However If that does not fit your budget we can create a session period to suit.
I offer sessions during the day and in the evenings. Why don't you call to see if I have session available to suit you ?
Free parking is available outside of my house.
I presently work for half a day each week as a voluntary counsellor at a young offenders institute.