Are you feeling stuck? There are times when things can be difficult, and we may feel a bit lost, depressed, stressed, or suffer from low self-esteem, loss and loneliness. These can be some of challenges we may face in life.
If you are looking for help, finding a counsellor can be a step in the right direction of addressing your difficulties and challenges.
Whatever the difficulties in your life, whether it be a current situation or a past experience, I offer a safe, warm and confidential space where you can begin to explore your feelings and thoughts, at your pace. I aim to understand your world from your point of view by listening without judgement. I bring warmth, patience and encouragement in order to support you and to help you move forward.
Through exploring your experiences, past and present, you can gain an understanding of how these events shaped and impacted on you, also how they are linked to your current behaviours and your situation. This can help you to move forward to a space which feels more balanced, comfortable and healthy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a Integrative Counsellor which means that I offer a mixture of different approaches to suit your needs and the therapeutic relationship is the foundation of our work together. I have eight years experience of working with adults and young people with NHS and Mind.
Our first appointment is about listening to you and why you have taken the step of coming to counselling. We will talk about how the counselling process works and if you are new to counselling it is an opportunity for you to ask questions and explore any concerns you might have.
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
Counselling sessions can be focused and short-term or I can offer open-ended therapy where you can have as many sessions as you need and work at a pace that feels right for you.
If you have questions, or are interested in coming to see me for counselling please contact me by email or phone. If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I charge £40 for one hour of counselling.
I also offer Skype counselling.