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There are moments in life when we are simply overwhelmed by our experiences. We desperately try to cope, sometimes not understanding what is happening to us.
Making a decision to get support can be a difficult process and one that is not made easily. That is why I work hard to make sure once you have made a decision to get help that you get access to support in a simple and uncomplicated flexible manner.
As a fully qualified and experienced Therapist, I offer a constructive, grounded, person centred approach to individuals in a safe and confidential environment. My aim is to help you explore and gain clarity on aspects of your life and to resolve problems which are troubling you.
I work with people on a wide range of problems and find that people come to counselling with problems that are sometimes difficult to define - a sense of confusion about their lives and about whom they are, a lack of direction, a loss of meaning or joy in living, difficulties in relating to others or in sustaining good relationships.
Experience has taught me that everyone who comes to counselling brings with them a unique set of circumstances, background, values and beliefs. Consequently, I do not believe that "one size fits all" and I do not offer ready-made solutions. Instead, I tailor my approach to the requirements of the person using a client led integrative approach.
My role is to work with you to clarify your problems and explore possible solutions in a way that respects who you are and your situation in life. I work in an active and engaged manner, believing that open dialogue is an important element in effective counselling. Depending on the nature of the issues, my approach can be quite practical and solution-focussed, but I also place a strong emphasis on self-understanding.
If you would like to make an appointment, then simply e-mail me by using the link on this page or telephone me on the above number. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
The first meeting I conduct an in depth assessment and explore your current situation. This will also give you a better understanding of ways we can work together to suit your personal needs. After that meeting I like clients to then take some time to decide if they feel I am the best solution for them. I think it is incredibly important to get your support right which means you feel that I am the right person to provide that for you.
If we agree to continue, I will usually suggest a fixed number of meetings at first (normally between four and six), which we can extend or reduce later as we conduct regular assessments together during the therapy.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am also listed on their Accredited Voluntary Register.
If you have any further questions please contact me. Please be advised if I am busy with a client I have an answering machine. If you don’t want to leave a message leave a number and I will call you as soon as I am free.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a wide experience of delivering Mental health support and Therapy in private and public sectors. I am also a Military Veteran and served in Afghanistan.
I have an MSc in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling both from The University of Bristol I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have accredited register membership
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
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.
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£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees are payable by bank transfer.
If less than 48 hours' notice of cancellation of a session is given by you (unless in an emergency) the full fee is payable.
When I work
I offer single sessions and intermittent sessions to suit clients needs.