'A Safe Place to Talk'
Perhaps you or someone close to you would like help because you feel distressed, isolated, helpless or burdened.
Counselling can help with difficulties and emotional stress caused by loss, relationship breakdown and other disruptive life events. Talking with a counsellor can help you understand how past experiences, worry about your future or lack of self-confidence may be affecting your life at present. A professional counsellor can help you reflect on how you respond to life events and explore the way you relate to yourself and to others.
Counselling provides a safe place to explore thoughts and feelings and aims to help you make your own choices.
I have been counselling individual adult and young clients for 25 years, and coupes for 5 years.
I offer both time-limited counselling of 6 -18 weeks, or longer term counselling.
Time-limited counselling works with a specific focus right from the beginning, while longer term counselling explores different issues over a period of time.
This can be negotiated at the initial consultation. Sessions are once a week and last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Counselling
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (2004) Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London
Post-qualification Diploma in Working with Young People (2005) Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London
Working with Adolescents (2008) Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
Certificate in Psychodynamic Supervision(2011) Southampton Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
Cruse Bereavement Counselling
MBACP(Accred) Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2005)
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor
State Registered Nurse
My training is psychodynamic, which is a way of understanding ourselves and others by making links between the past and the present. Psychodynamic counselling is a therapeutic process that helps people understand and resolve their worries and problems through a process of exploration of thoughts, feelings, memories and dreams. It is based on the theories and practice of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis, and has a long and respected history going back to Freud and Jung.
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
Loss of meaning in life
Family issues and relationships
Mental health issues
Alcohol and Drug issues within family
Loss and change
Life changing illness
Loss of a sibling
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation (90 minutes) £75:00
Counselling sessions (50 minutes) £50:00
Currently offering online counselling through secure video link or Skype.
Please contact me to arrange a session time
You can contact me to make an appointment by calling: 07774 423900
Leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Your first appointment (for an initial consultation) will be confirmed in writing or by email.
The initial consultation is an opportunity for you to talk through your difficulties and to explore your needs and expectations and whether counselling is the best way foward. Sometimes other services may be more appropriate - for instance people dependent on drugs or alcohol may need to be referred to specialist help.
Confidentiality: counselling is private and confidential at all times. No information will be disclosed to anyone without the client's permission except under rare legal circumstances. You are free to talk without fear of rejection, criticism or blame.
In line with good practice I am in clinical supervision and accountable to my professional organisations: BACP