About me

I trained in person centred therapy and have confidence in its effectiveness. I believe this lies in its non-directive, highly sensitive and supportive approach which is personally empowering. If you are reading this, it might be because you aren’t feeling too strong or clear right now, and you have decided to try to do something about that. Working with a therapist, and one that suits you, can help you to clarity and then to greater strength.

Whilst nothing in life is guaranteed, taking that first step towards change begins a process. That process might include just getting a different or clearer picture of what is going on for you, whether it’s a specific life event or ongoing, complex issues. You may want to build confidence, self awareness and resilience. This might involve assessing the strengths and resources you already have or exploring ways to develop these for your future. A therapeutic relationship in counselling offers you space to rebuild or develop; to move on from a place of confusion or anxiety to somewhere that’s better for you.

Currently, to maintain safety during the coronavirus, I am offering online appointments, open air walking therapy and ‘covid secure’ indoor sessions in a well ventilated ‘shepherd’s hut’ (pictured below). I can explain in more detail how each would happen, should you decide to contact me.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Leave a message here or phone me to make that start.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Warwick University).

Counselling work in a GP surgery, a women's support centre and within a general counselling practice.

CBT based group work for individuals addressing alcohol misuse.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

Initial assessment: Tbc
Appointments thereafter: £40

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

My career has been focused on working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings. Offering support to overcome stress, anxiety or a lack of confidence is where I believe I have developed most of my skills. As a member of BACP, I continue to develop my knowledge as required by its professional framework.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday 2.00pm to 8.00pm

Wednesday 9.30am to 7.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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