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Hello and welcome to my page. I work from home in a set aside room where I offer a safe, and confidential space where what you bring is not judged, a space where you can explore what brought you to begin this search. I am finding that while we have moved on from Covid/Lockdown, we are still recovering our sense of who and where we are now and what we may have lost. Clients are experiencing stress and anxiety related to the current cost of living situation which can cause difficulties to arise in how we relate to ourselves and each other. For those clients who are unable to meet face to face, I also use Zoom and Whatsapp. You may wish to ask for a brief phonecall prior to meeting.
You may want to take the next step by sending me an email or phoning me,letting me know what you are looking for and asking any questions you have and about the therapy I offer. Arranging that first session is the beginning of a process which provides you with a safe space where the focus is on you, what you are experiencing, and how you would like to move on in your life. While change is a constant in our lives, it can overwhelm us at times. I believe you are the expert in your life and I offer a reationship where we can explore the how, were and when you would like to move forward.
The focus of the work I do is the present but I also but I also welcome the past for the insight it may offer as to how we are living a life which is no longer working for us. With that understanding we are freer to chose how we want to experience the future.
I have been a therapist for over twenty five years, working in education, industry, the public sector and currently in private practice. I know how difficult it can be to find the support which is right for you and so I will try to provide as straightforward a pathway as possible for you to find that.
Areas that I work with include anxiety, stress and depression, work place and family stress, loss and bereavement in all of it's vulnerabilities and complexities and increasingly, isolation.
Each of us face crises in our lives where counselling can be a support but in increasingly uncertain times we are facing major life changes, many of which we did not expect. Looking at life through a wider, perhaps a deeper perspective can help clients who are searching for a way of making personal meaning of their lives, especially after life changing events.
I am a COSCA trained supervisor and have worked for over 15 years with experienced practitioners and counsellors in their placements, which I enjoy very much. I taught counselling for twelve years at Edinburgh’s Telford College, taking students from Introductory to Diploma level and am still excited to share the supervisee’s experience of bringing theory into practice. I'm sure I learned as much from my students as they learned from me.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip in Counselling Person Centred and Psychodynamic
Cert in Transpersonal Counselling
Certificate in Co-active Coaching International Coach Federation
PG Cert in Supervision
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I also offer supervision for which my fees are £70.00 for a one and a half hour session. I offer reduced rates for students working in their placement
When I work
I work mornings and afternoons Monday to Wednesday The final session of my day is 5.00 which is a popular time slot for some clients and I may have a waiting list.