I offer individual counselling to children and to adults.
My core training is Person Centred counselling, which is the basis for all the work I undertake and is based on empathy, honesty and being authentic.
In addition to counselling sessions, I offer relaxation classes, bespoke emotional well-being sessions, and consultation and training in mental health for schools and nurseries.
Each client is accepted and valued as himself or herself. I offer a confidential, safe place where you are heard. This is time to explore problem areas in your life within a non-judgemental, open and trusting relationship. The aim is to help you to understand yourself more and to reach your potential, perhaps finding resolutions or developing coping strategies.
My counselling sessions take place in strict confidence, and I remain impartial and non-judgemental. I aim to develop a relationship of mutual trust, empathy and challenge. The therapy room is a safe space in which you are able to share the load of whatever it is that is preventing you from feeling in control of your life. I have worked effectively with many different individuals, presenting with many different issues, and I will always allow your specific needs to inform the way we work, introducing techniques or suggestions to help you to understand and find a solution to your situation. Together we can begin to understand why you are struggling, addressing the way past situations, relationships and events may have impacted on your life, and finding practical ways of dealing with stress to improve the way that you feel.
I believe that we all hold within us the answer to our own problems and that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is a unique and powerful one, which can lead to the resolution of issues in a lasting and effective way. The personal strength which comes from finding your own solution can remain with you and be drawn upon in the future.
In accordance with the BACP's guidelines for on-going professional development, I have regular supervision, and regularly engage in CPD activities.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip in Counselling & Psychotherapy
18 years experience in the fields of mental health and education.
Previous roles include third sector counsellor for CYP IAPT, primary care mental health worker for CAMHS, Virtual School wellbeing co-ordinator.
Training in attachment, Autism in girls and women, bereavement, creative counselling, parenting support and perinatal mental health.
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
£40 per hourly session.
Discretionary discounts are available for students and those in receipt of benefits.
EAPs/Insurers/Healthcare & Wellbeing organisations - please enquire for pricing