I am a honest, warm and friendly human being, and I care. :)
My medical background as well as my counselling training has given me experience in a broad range of issues.
However I believe that it doesn't matter how well qualified I am, or how many letters I have after my name, it is whether you feel comfortable talking with me that really matters.
That is why I offer the first session free, for an informal chat, to explore your needs, and to make sure we are suited to work effectively together.
If we can build an honest relationship then progress is likely.
I can work open-ended or contract for time-limited therapy.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their code of professional conduct .
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Counselling ( BACP accredited course)
Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their professional code of conduct.
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
Confidence and self-esteem issues
Post natal illness/depression
Free initial consultation
Easy, free parking.
Private secluded access
Quiet location in a cabin in the garden