Hello and welcome to my page. During this time of COVID I have been working with clients using WhatsApp - Zoom and phone and clients have been able to use whatever works best for their individual situation. I’m sure we all look forward to whatever our new normal will be. Normal for me would be working from home in a set aside room where I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental space where you can explore the concerns which brought your to begin this search.
I have been a therapist for over twenty five years and working in education, industry, the public sector and currently in private practice. During that time I also worked with several Employee Assistance Programmes. I know how difficult it can be to find the support which is right for you and so how important it is that I can provide as straightforward a pathway as possible for you to find that.
Areas that I work with include anxiety, stress and depression, work place stress and loss and bereavement. Now, during this time of the Corona and beyond, we are all living with the unknown and experiencing a time of bewildering uncertainty and vulnerability, working with loss in all it’s complexities has become even more important. I have supported my experience of working with loss and bereavement by tapping into the latest available research on what is known and hope I can bring that to the work I offer. As at all times I endeavour to create a relationship which can be built on trust, and a willingness to listen as mindfully as I can to whatever you bring.
You may want to take the next step by sending me an e-mail letting me know what you are looking for and asking any questions you have about the therapy I offer. Arranging the 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 at times overwhelm us. Counselling offers confidentiality, listening closely to what you bring without judgement so that a trusting relationship develops enabling you to imagine and try out new ways of moving forward. You are the expert in your life and together we can explore the how, where and when you chose to go forward. The focus of the work I do is in the present but I also welcome the past for the insight it may offer as to how we are living a way of life which is not working for us. With that understanding, we are freer to choose how we want to experience the future.
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 taking theory into practice.
Each of us faces crises in our lives where counselling can be a support but in increasingly uncertain times we are facing major life changes, some of which we did not expect. Looking at life through a wider prism can help clients who searching for a way of making personal meaning of their lives, especially after life changing events. We
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
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
I also offer supervision for which my fees are £67.50 for a one and a half hour session. I offer reduced rates for students working in their placement
My counselling fee is £40 per session.