Life is not straightforward and sometimes overwhelming. Often we know what our difficulties are, sometimes we don't. I offer a friendly, supportive environment in which to talk about what matters most to you, and find ways to move forward.
I am a psychotherapist working for Prohealth UK (www.prohealthuk.org) and privately. I have worked in varied settings, providing psychotherapy services for NHS patients, Staffordshire Fire & Police Service, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffs Borough Council, Salford Hospital and local charity.
I work within an existential framework, drawing upon knowledge, training and experience from different therapeutic approaches and schools of thought, all to suit the person sat in front of me.
I work from the grounds of a peaceful former church rectory in Hammerwich near Burntwood, and can also see clients in Stafford.
You can contact me via phone, text or email, to discuss availability or ask any questions about the support I can offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Level A Certificate Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Certificate in EMDR
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
£45 per session - 50 minutes
£60 - 75 minutes
If your needs are more complex and require a specialist intervention such as EMDR, this will be a minimum of 90 minutes - rate to be discussed.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or bank transfer.
A reduced rate is available dependent on circumstances.
Therapy is most effective with regular sessions, typically weekly or fortnightly. This is something to consider when making the commitment to attend. The frequency of sessions is your choice and you can of course disengage at any time.
Therapeutic interventions should be meaningful and not endless. At the outset, I will discuss with you your reasons for engaging with therapy, and the number of sessions you may require. We will revisit this periodically to ensure the sessions are meeting your expectations.
Concessions offered for
Monday - Friday, from 08:30 to last appointment 16:00.