I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 18 years’ experience of working with individuals, couples and young people.
I offer my clients safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I aim to create a therapeutic relationship within which the client can feel able to explore the issues which have brought them to counselling. I work with the challenges in life affecting us all to facilitate the best way forward for the client.
I am passionate in supporting others to reach their potential, building trust in the counselling relationship encourages risks to be taken to explore issues that are affecting quality of life, counselling enables exploration of behaviours and builds self awareness to enable a better quality of life, enhancing self esteem and confidence.
I am trained in a number of different approaches. This gives me a choice of ways of helping you, tailored to your individual needs.
Among the issues I work with are anxiety, anger, bereavement, work related issues, stress, difficulties, relationship baby blues/ post natal depression, abuse, depression, domestic violence, self-esteem, loss and betrayal.
Training, qualifications & experience
HE Diploma in Counselling Supervision 2018
HE Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People 2016
HE Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2008
HE Diploma in Counselling 2008
HE Diploma in Social Care 2002
Certificate in Counselling skills 1998
BA Hons. Social Science 1985
Short Courses in bereavement, phobias and anger management, self-harm, eating disorders, brief solution focused therapy.
I have experience in various settings including private practice, bereavement service, NHS, youth service and schools.
I am also a member of the BACP and accreditited memember of NCS.
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
£50 per one hour counselling session.
£70 couple counselling.
Concessions are available.