Do you feel that you can't cope with things, that your life is out of your control and that you can't handle it? Are you feeling stressed, anxious, low, indecisive? Do you want to make some changes but do not know what they are or how to do it? Some talking therapy could help you to take back control of your life.
I have over twenty three years experience of working as a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and am BACP Accredited. I offer a caring, supportive and confidential space for individuals and couples. I use a variety of counselling approaches/ways of working that can be beneficial and relevant to each individual client. We are all unique so our concerns and the strategies needed to cope with them needs to be unique too - one size does not fit all!.
We will all experience difficulties at some time in our lives and may need someone other than our families and friends to talk to. Speaking to someone who can use their skills, experience and knowledge, and who has no emotional involvement in our issues means they can be objective which can be extremely helpful for us. I can help you to see things from a different perspective, explore possible changes/options/coping strategies and guide and support you in moving forward in the way you want to. I believe that much counselling/psychotherapy is about helping clients to become more self-aware, this then enables them to see what the best way forward is for them, which then facilitates their ability to be in control of their lives again - or even for the first time.
I offer short and long term therapy which usually takes place in my private practice rooms. I occasionally see clients in workplace settings or in their homes (ie if a client has a mobility problem, etc.) - there is usually an additional cost for this. Telephone counselling may be an option if a client is unable to attend some face-to-face sessions.
I am happy for you to contact me by telephone or email to briefly discuss your requirements and/or to arrange an initial appointment. Clients only commit themselves to attending the first session, I will make my recommendations at the end of that session, however, it is always the client's decision whether they feel further sessions would be beneficial for them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Counsellor Supervision
MBACP Accredited Counsellor
Certificate in Life Coaching
Diploma in Life Coaching
Critical Incident Stress Debriefer
Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners
I have worked with a wide range of issues (ie relationship problems, anxiety and depression, stress, low self-esteem, workplace difficulties, trauma, loss, etc.), in a variety of settings: private practice, public and private organisations, workplace counselling, education and the voluntary sector. My clients have come from a variety of backgrounds and ages, I see individuals and couples. I also supervise other counsellors.
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
Individuals: £45 per 60 minute session
Couples: £55 per 60 minute session
Qualified counsellors: £45 per hour
Trainee/student counsellors: £40 per hour
I am also a qualified Counsellor/Clinical Supervisor, Life Coach and teacher/trainer.
The following are some examples of the personal and professional development training that I deliver: Counselling/ Communication Skills; Assertiveness Skills; Building Self-Esteem; Anger Management; Supervision; Group Working/Team Building; Stress Management; Conflict Management, Mental Health Awareness, Working with People who have Emotional Difficulties, Rebuilding after your Relationship has Ended, etc.
I am able to design bespoke training when required.
Please contact me, without obligation, to discuss any of the services that I am able to offer.