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About me

I work with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, as well as relationship problems and gender issues.  I aim to provide a safe, supportive space for you to talk and explore what's going on for you.

Since qualifying as a counsellor, I have worked within schools, both primary and senior, and with a number of charities supporting adults.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I’m guided by their ethical framework. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA community and have attended further training within this area, most recently with Gendered Intelligence.

Feel free to get in touch with me and we can talk about how to start your counselling journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts with honours in Counselling

Further Training

  • Domestic Violence
  • Suicide awareness (BACP)
  • Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People (Gendered Intelligence)
  • Gender Variant Children and Trans Adolescents
  • Working with Couples
  • Working Therapeutically with Children (Place2be)
  • Working effectively with trauma in healthcare settings (BACP)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Sessions £35 each
(Payment for each session is payable at the booking of the session)

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.