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About me

Counselling can help you to feel less isolated and overwhelmed with whatever you are struggling with.  It can help you to move through fear, grief, loss , shame and find peace, acceptance and joy.  Counselling can help you build your own resources,  find solutions to problems, increase your self compassion, improve communication  navigate conflict, resolve the legacy of trauma, reduce anxiety and lift mood.  This is not an exhaustive list.  I believe that you will get from counselling what you most need.
My aim is to offer a safe space where you feel accepted and comfortable enough to explore the difficult and painful things without being overwhelmed by them.  Sincerity, empathy and compassion characterise my work. I believe that we all have the resources within us to overcome the struggles we face, to make the changes where we can and to accept what cannot be changed. We will work at your pace, trying to make sense of your experiences and creating the changes that you are wanting.

If you have any questions or would like to make an initial appointment, I’d be really pleased to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in THerapeutic counselling

Certificate in counselling children and young people

Certificate in clinical supervision

I have experience of working with children and young people.

I have experience of working with a wide range of people who come to counselling for a whole host of reasons.

I have worked for Cruse Bereavment care, a local generic counselling charity, primary schools and secondary schools as well as at the letchworth Centre for healthy living.

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

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Fees

From £50.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Supervision

In person
Online

Professional experienced supervisor Online or face to face

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