All my work currently takes place either outdoors, over the phone or online using video-conferencing.
I offer a friendly, caring and confidential space and support people with short-term challenges and longer-term personal change. I help you to understand anxieties and problems in your life in a way that makes sense to you. You may be experiencing difficulties related to events happening in your life at the moment, or deep-seated problems that have been with you for a long time.
I believe that exploring difficulties and gaining a better understanding of ourselves supports changing unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving, and provides confidence in moving forwards. Exploring our experiences and responses can allow us to regain a sense of freedom and spontaneity and help us to manage relationships and live the life we want.
I offer a range of options if you'd like to work face-to-face outdoors, from sitting and talking in a quiet space through to hill walking together. Do get in touch if you'd like more information about outdoor therapy.
I have a degree in Social Work, a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, and many years’ experience of supporting people in different settings.
I offer a free 30 minute first session, which gives you a chance to meet me and get a sense of how I work. It also gives us both the opportunity to agree whether we would like to work together. Subsequent sessions are an hour long.
I am happy to respond on the phone or via email or text to any queries you may have before scheduling an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Social Work and Sociology
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
£45 per session (sessions last one hour)
I offer appointments during the week and on Saturdays. I am currently meeting with clients face-to-face outdoors, or online.