Seeking support can be a daunting and vulnerable task so thank you for taking the time to look at my profile - you're very welcome here. I work with people who have lost that spark of hope in their life and want some help to get it back. You might be anxious or depressed, experiencing burnout, feeling limited by 'imposter syndrome' or you might want some help improving and understanding your relationships to others and to yourself.
I truly believe that you deserve an approach to therapy that's as unique as you are so I never use 'a one size fits all' approach. Instead, I draw from a wide array of tools, approaches and theories - always working alongside you to find out what's best for you. I can offer you a calm, compassionate, non-judgemental space to explore whatever is on your mind. Whether there's a certain event that's brought you to counselling, or things just don't feel 'quite right', counselling can help.
I have a special interest in the use of mindful awareness, the importance of self-compassion in therapy and the use of polyvagal theory to understand how stress and trauma affect our sense of embodied safety. This type of work lends itself well to working with a variety of personal difficulties, in a trauma-informed way.
I work online, which means that I am not bound by geography and can work with clients across the UK.
Although I work with a wide range of clients, I have a special interest in providing support around eco-anxiety and grief, support for those in caring and teaching roles, activists experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) burnout and people experiencing 'imposter syndrome.'
Please do get in touch for a free 30 minute Zoom chat if you feel that you might like to work together, with no pressure and no obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified in integrative counselling and psychotherapy to a postgraduate level (level 7) and I also have a background in the study and use of creative and expressive therapies.
My main professional qualifications and memberships:
- BA (Hons) Creative and Expressive Therapies - University of Derby
- PGCE - Institute of Education - London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of East London
- Registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Membership number: 385526
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - ACTO (Association for counselling and therapy online) approved training.
In addition to this, I undertake continual, year-round professional development, supervision and research in order to keep up to date and informed.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for teachers, counselling for education staff, eco-anxiety, activist burnout, climate grief, imposter syndrome, perfectionism, compassion fatigue, counselling for singers and performers (I have previously worked as a singer), anxiety around climate change/world events/war.
From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
My fee is based on a sliding scale of £40 - £60 per session, based on what feels fair and affordable to you in your personal circumstances. Counselling sessions that begin from 5.30pm onwards or occur at weekends operate on a sliding scale of £50 -£60.
When I work
Finding the right therapist for you is an incredibly personal process, so if you would like to find out more about me, please feel free to have a look at my website, blogs and social media.
As an ex-teacher still working in education, I am also passionate about supporting teachers and education staff. For more info please visit my website.