I provide a safe, professional, friendly and confidential service to individuals, couples and families. Having trained separately in counselling and psychology, I tailor the service I provide to suit the specific needs of each individual client (couple or family).
Working primarily on a short-term therapy basis (typically between six and eighteen sessions) and long-term therapy when appropriate, I help individuals and couples over the age of sixteen with many different issues and therapeutic aims. As well as my work in private practice, I have also fulfilled other counselling/therapy roles within the NHS, Occupational, Charity and Public sectors.
I practice from a Person-centred perspective and use a combination of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA), in order to help people with a broad range of therapeutic needs. I respect that everyones problems are very complex and unique. Therefore I believe that a flexible approach has the potential to meet a clients particular needs at a given time during the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.Sc. Psych., B.Sc. Psych., Adv. P.G. Dip. Couns., MBACP.
I am a member of the Counselling Psychology division of the British Psychological Society (BPS),an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and an Independent Registered Counsellor with the UKCP. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a Bupa UK Service Provider so members of Bupa can have their fees paid for them.
Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Certified Couples Counsellor
M.A. Elective Course in Brief/Short Term Therapy
M.A. Elective Course in Counselling Supervision
Hynotherapy Master Practitioner
CISM Critical Incident and Stress Management
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session for individuals
£80 for couples
£90 for families
A full 24 hours notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable.
Payment is made (cash or cheque) at the end of each session.
Organisations are invoiced on a monthly basis or at the end of a given contract period.
My fees are reviewed on an annual basis.
Tuesday morning Wednesday evening Thursday morning
Other sevices offered by my practice are:
- Telephone Counselling
- Skype Counselling
- Consulting Rooms to rent sessionally, no tie in contract
Please go to website (address above) for further details of these services.