I am passionate about what I do and know just how powerful talking through things can be a means of helping people find a way through the challenges that life throws at us.
I offer a time out and give people space to talk, to reflect on their difficulties and/or anxieties and to explore self development, where nothing is too trivial. I know that given the right conditions people can to heal themselves by finding different ways of looking at the issues that are of concern and can become personally resilient. By facing things, often together, we can develop ways to improve general Wellbeing.
Are you having emotional difficulties that you can’t understand how to get past or manage? Or do you just feel that talking through some challenges with a trained and non-judgemental professional to help you make clearer and potentially better decisions? You may well be at a place where exploring how you feel, your thoughts and emotions to bring much more fulfilment than you've ever experienced in life.
As a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Therapist, I offer a safe and comfortable environment for you. I walk with you in exploring those difficult thoughts and feelings helping you to face current and future challenges more successfully.
As a qualified Relationship & Couples Counsellor with Relate, I understand how important it is for couples to find a lasting solution to challenges they both experience in their relationship. Having worked with diverse relationship systems in relationship counselling , I work with couple to develop awareness to their points of conflict thereby finding lasting solutions to resolving challenging situations together.
IAPT Couples Counselling for Depression
I work with couples where one or both are dealing with anxiety and or depression underlying other difficult issues. I offer skills and opportunities to learn how to change behaviour to self and each other while learning to use the relationship between individuals as a resource to meet their individual and couple's needs.
Listening to Self needs as an Individual or part of a Couple or Family system
Sometimes, it can be a struggle to keep emotional conflicts at bay. It means we need to hear our own needs. Life's given and challenges are perhaps the nature’s ways of triggering and leading a person through fears and anxieties associated with human existence (existential anxieties), to seek a needed inner calm and peace within themselves or in their relationships.
I walk with you through Counselling, in that journey to finding resolutions and answers to underlying unsettling and/or unhealthy thought patterns which can prove difficult to deal with alone . The result can help find ways to better relate with self and others towards achieving fulfilling relationships. It is where everything falls into place and you can start to reach out to attain, sustain and enjoy an improved quality of life.
In essence, everyone is endowed with potential qualities that makes life fulfilling and enjoyable. But then, challenging life experiences including difficult times in childhood and situations like the pandemic can deny a person from knowing who they truly are or how to behave within self or within their relationships.
A Commitment to Discover You.
I am committed to supporting you in the journey of self discovery. In most cases, all that is needed is your right environment which when perceived, I patiently endeavour and strive to provide for you. I am aware that being unexpectedly caught up with 'not knowing' how best to resolve hurtful feelings from past experiences can feel frustrating and stressful. It can hinder an individual from experiencing wholeness even at their best.
Committing oneself to come for counselling is often a big decision to make and finding the right person to work with can sometimes feel uneasy. I respect this and I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued.
I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy which can be tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
An Approach Based on Alliance with You.
I am an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and a Relate trained Relationship Counsellor & Therapist. I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, and Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals. I offer a supportive service in exploring issues that are important to you in order to make life a better place for you. I work with you collaboratively, with both of us working together, to discover solutions to your challenges and/or problems that may have been getting in the way of your life goals.
Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style.
I have extensive experiences through working in specialist organisations within the voluntary and private sectors in dealing with complex issues relating to childhood developments, family, sexual violence, relationships, post-traumatic stress , anxiety and/or depression amongst others. I offer training and psycho-education to individual and more. With my professional developments in human psychology, I am trauma informed and I offer therapeutic interventions suited to your needs.
Open to Client's needs
I am able to integrate my depth of knowledge and awareness including specialised training about the effects that issues relating to Christian faith and spirituality may have on a person as appropriate , only if it is your preference and it relates to you.
I maintain confidentiality and work with an open approach to issues that are important to you.
Working in face to face counselling since - 2013
Working in a supportive role - 2008
Working with counselling skills 2003
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB) "Relate Trained" (2019)
- Diploma in Relational Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)- 2015
- Advanced Level Psychology (2007)
- Certificate in Counselling in The Development of Learning (2005)
- Communications & Counselling skills (2003 -2005
- BSc Economics (First degree) (1998)
- Rewind Trauma Therapy
- Transcultural Therapy
- Healing Trauma - Facilitating Interventions
- Becoming Trauma Informed
- Human Military Training - Understanding Military Culture and Transition
- Anger Management
- Working Therapeutically with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Mental Health Awareness
- Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Providing Online Support in the Sexual Violence Sector
- Working with Women & Girls in Sexual Violence Sector
- Pre-trial Therapy
- Reflective Practitioner in working with Families
- Advanced Counselling Skills (The interplay of The Spirit, Soul and Body) & Pastoral Care
- Advanced Biblical Studies
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
Rewind Trauma Therapy
Working with Adult who have been Child of Sexual Violence
Working Therapeutically with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Medically Unexplainable Symptoms
From £50.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone session
The initial consultation is a space for us to identify what you would like to focus on in therapy. As much as I would like to work with you, it is important for us to know we can work together.
All Face to face session usually last between 50 minute (up to 1 hour)
Initial consultation & Regular session
- Individual (one to one ) - £50 -£60 per Session
- Relationship / Couples / Family Counselling - £65 - £75 per Session
- Fees can vary (e.g., For Family & Group sizes,) up to £95 per session
- Training for individual (or more) up to £95 per session
I offer a sliding scale on fees based on individual cases where possible.
Once we have discussed and agreed on working together, sessions are arranged in advance with Fees paid in advance for the next session(s).
Prior to agreeing an initial consultation / assessment / first session , a 'one off' £20 deposit is required to secure spaces at the venue or on online booking arrangements. This deposit stays on account for you and is usually refunded at the end our work together.
Concessions offered for
Mondays to Saturdays-Daytime & evening sessions (can be flexible). With Covid-19, face-to-face sessions are Online (Zoom/Skype etc) & Telephone services, if possible first session in person.
You are welcome to contact me to arrange a suitable appointment Or if you have any questions.
Where possible, we may be able to arrange a face to face for the first meeting(s). Do let me know if this your preference and I will endeavour to see how we can work it out in light of the government regulations.