I'm committed, highly experienced (having worked in private practice and within the NHS for more than 15 years) and concentrate on using proven psychotherapy techniques to help people to overcome depression, anxiety and other significant life problems. You can feel assured that the need to reach out for help at various times is perfectly normal and understandable – life can be really tough on us all sometimes.
Comfortably working on a short- term or longer term basis, I draw on many effective, proven techniques and focus on workability rather than a rigid approach. We are all unique and I have discovered that differing life situations and personalities call for a flexible approach to therapy.
In short, I strive for positive results for you, and with you.
An initial introductory session (lasting approximately 50 minutes) will allow us both to see what might be the best way forward together and to explore whether you feel comfortable with proceeding. As a result, this session is offered at a reduced fee.
My experience has meant that I have spent thousands of hours with hundreds of clients. Which means that I have covered a lot of issues and helped a lot of people – and helping people is what I really enjoy in life.
Anxiety, depression, stress, loss, problems within relationships, divorce, low self esteem and poor motivation these are common areas where I am experienced in helping clients find solutions and strategies that give them the power to move forwards - and begin to rediscover satisfaction, purpose and enjoyment in life.
I regularly get feedback from clients as to how things have changed for the better for them in their lives (which, to be honest, is really a credit to them rather than me).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling
- Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (CBT)
- As a BACP accredited counsellor, I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and subject its professional conduct procedures.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Initial consultation sessions are £50.
All subsequent sessions are charged at £60 per 50 minute session.
Can be flexible
These are a sample of genuine extracts from letter and cards I have received from clients. These quotes do give an idea of the effectiveness of my approach and are a testament to the work they themselves have done with me: (I have kept these anonymous to protect their privacy)
"Thank you for all you have helped me with. It has been a bit hectic with everything going on in my life. Since our last meeting I have felt so good and positive about myself and my marriage."
"I would just like to say a big thank you for all your support and for helping me get my life back on track. Life has changed greatly for me, as I now feel able to deal with whatever life has to throw at me."
"Just a little note to say thank you for your help and support for the last couple of years. I honestly don’t know how I would have coped without you."
"Our sessions have really helped me move forward. Although sometimes upsetting they gave me the chance to think differently about situations. Yesterday we were at a family occasion and I was able to just deal with it with no anxiety."
"Thank you for helping me put some colour back in my life."
"I would like to say a big “thanks” for helping me feel so much better in the last few months. You have done a brilliant job."