Hello, I hope you let me have the opportunity to work alongside you. I understand that you have landed on my page because you are looking for somebody who will help you to make sense of what may seem like a senseless situation, relationship or past event that seems difficult and overwhelming for you right now.
I have been told by past clients that I have shown care and patience that has helped to guide them to finding a less critical voice which is more accepting of themselves and others.
It can seem difficult to know who to talk to without feeling some sense of failure and possible shame, that you have not been able to do what others may seem to be able to do so easily.
Embarrassment may stop you from wanting to talk to friends and loved ones or you may feel that you are not understood by those around you. This can increase a sense of isolation or loneliness creating more anxiety and possible depression. Having a counsellor who can be empathic and genuine to talk to can help empower you to connect to those that you love in a more meaningful way helping you to view situations differently. Counselling can help you to gain a greater degree of self-awareness, self-esteem and understanding for yourself and who you are.
I studied counselling using an integrated model from different therapeutic schools that were found within the Therapeutic Relationship by Petruska Clarkson. I also work creatively as there are times that words can be difficult to articulate the way you might be feeling. Therefore using creative materials such as sand-tray, drawing and music can help to reach deeper levels of awareness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- FdSc Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - Couples
- Certificate for Online and Telephone Counselling
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
I can work with you on a short or long-term basis, being led by your needs and requirements. For those who work variable shift patterns arranging counselling can sometimes seem difficult to maintain, options can be negotiated as I understand the difficulties experienced in trying to attend a regular appointment.