*Now accepting new clients*
Finding a counsellor can be daunting! You’re faced with a number of questions that you may not yet have the answers to – what qualifications should I be looking for? How will I know who is right for me? What is the right kind of price to pay? What if I don’t feel comfortable talking to this person?
Before we begin our work together, I offer a consultation session, free of charge, where we talk through all of these things and any other questions or concerns you may have. If this sounds like a good step forward for you then please get in touch and we can arrange a time to talk.
In the meantime I’ll let you know a bit about me as you may want to look into the different types of therapy I offer before we talk.
I work in an integrative way, drawing upon my qualifications and experience to offer a a responsive and dynamic way of working depending on your needs. I offer short term therapy which may suit people who would benefit from a toolkit of coping strategies to help specific aspects of their mental health – such as anxiety, stress or sleep difficulties for example. Or we can work longer term if you feel you would benefit from a more exploratory way of working together where we would talk in depth about your life experiences and how these have impacted you.
My aim in supporting you is to build a safe, confidential space where you feel you can place trust in me to share the things that are troubling you. We work at a pace which is right for you, for the length of time that is right for you. There is no one size fits all and we will work together to ensure that you get the most out of the therapy and come away feeling that you can live a life that is fulfilling for you.
Please do get in touch to arrange a conversation if you would like to explore this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’ve been a qualified therapist for 10 years.
I hold an MSc in Counselling Psychology and a BSc in Applied Psychology.
I also have further specialist training in a trauma treating psychotherapy called Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Meditation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
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
From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 - £65 for sessions which we can discuss during our initial consultation.
I offer a limited number of pay what you can sessions - please email for further information.
I also offer one off sessions which tend to last 90 minutes. The charge for these is normally £60 but please email to discuss further.
When I work
I now have availablity on Mondays.
In addition to one-to-one therapy I offer short courses which can be done in groups or individually. The courses I am running at the moment are -
Managing Stress and Anxiety - a 6 week course designed to teach tools and techniques to help people struggling with stress and anxiety.
Coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic - a 6 week course designed to teach tools and techniques to help people during this time of change.
Please email for further information and prices.