Welcome, I look forward to the potential of sharing this part of your journey alongside you and very much appreciate taking the time to read and consider.
My priority is to develop and sustain a meaningful therapeutic relationship. I place high significance on the role of the personality of the therapist alongside our relationship whereby you feel secure and trusting to become wholly present and move towards peace. This is a space of awareness to provide an understanding of thoughts, behaviours and the beliefs that shape your relationships with self and others.
Why Compassionately Curious? Counselling is a space to safely explore and become curious with thoughts, feelings, behaviours alongside relationship with self and others. A space to become curious and engage with those thoughts and patterns from a place of awareness, compassion and non-judgement.
As an Integrative Counsellor I can apply various methods of therapy to provide an all-inclusive approach to meet your needs. This includes Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Psychodynamic Approach. I have worked for almost ten years providing one-one guidance and therapeutic support within an array of environments including the counselling room, hostels, prisons, probation offices, schools and family home’s.
This includes working with children, adolescents, adulthood and through to later years of life.
You can discover more of my approach/personality on my Instagram page - Compassionately Curious.
Many thank you for taking the time to consider.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FDSC in Counselling - University of Ulster
- Level 3 Motivational Interviewing
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Level 2 Fitness Instructor
- Alcohol and Mental Health
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Working Therapeutically with LGBTQ+ clients
- Zen Mindfulness and and Meditation for Wellbeing
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Level 2 Adverse Childhood Experience
- Substance Misuse Awareness
- Level 3 Principles of Restorative Justice
- Level 2 Understanding Hate Crime
- Understanding Medication
- Safeguarding Awareness
- Hidden Harm
- Mental Health First Aid
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
- Release from Prison
From £30.00 to £35.00
Free initial telephone session
£30 for online counselling
£35 for outdoor/walking counselling
I offer a free initial telephone enquiry to discuss support
Availability can be discussed with a relative degree of flexibility during daytime throughout the week.
I offer both Walking Therapy and Online Therapy. There are aspects of both which people find comforting. This is something that can be flexible to meet your needs and we can discuss at initial phonecall whilst reviewing as time progresses.