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Having been both client and counsellor, I am passionate about making counselling and psychotherapy accessible to everyone. I believe that everyone has the right to be heard and understood.
For almost 10 years I worked in roles helping to safeguard vulnerable children and their families. Several years ago I realised that I wanted to work with people more relationally and collaboratively so began to train as a counsellor. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and describe myself as a humanistic counsellor that leans towards a person-centred approach. This means that I believe, given the right conditions, we are all able to achieve growth.
I have a private practice which is based in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent and I offer face to face, telephone and online support to adults. Previously, I spent three three years working at a local hospice, the Douglas Macmillan Hospice as a volunteer bereavement counsellor. I have experience of working with a wide range of adults and the challenges that they face. I find that the impact of one experience is often intertwined with another and so, I avoid working with labels and instead focus on experiences and emotions as they present themselves.
I believe that the way we 'click' is integral to the success of our work and so I strive to nurture the counsellor/client relationship using warmth and empathy. If you think you would like to find out more, please visit my website or contact me using the information above. From this point, I will arrange a free introductory session where we will discuss the way I work and what you would like to achieve from counselling. If I seem to be the right fit, we will then make a schedule to suit your pace and budget.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and good luck for your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree Counselling Psychology - Keele University
Postgraduate Diploma, Counselling Psychology - Keele University
Graduate Certificate, Counselling Psychology - Keele University
Certificate, Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills - Staffordshire University
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (register number 380975) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. I attend regular supervision and I am fully insured.
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Fees & Services
Introductory Session (Zoom/Skype) - 40 minutes - FREE
Telephone Counselling Session - 30 minutes - £40.00
Online Counselling Session (Zoom/Skype) - 50 minutes - £50.00
Face To Face Counselling Session - 50 minutes - £50.00
When I work
I currently have availability on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday all day and Saturday AM. If you require a session outside of these times, please contact me to discuss your needs.
I have a comfortable, accessible and private office based in Elgin Chambers, Shelton. There is free on-site parking and toilets.
Due to Covid-19, all furnishings and surfaces are cleaned between sessions, the room is aired, a HEPA air filter is used and seating adheres to social distancing guidance.
If you have any special requirements or concerns about your session, please contact me as I will try my best to accommodate them.