Coming to counselling can be a scary (and brave) step to take. It involves opening up to a complete stranger about things you may have kept inside for many years.
I have been working in counselling and mentoring roles since 2010. I have worked in a variety of settings including colleges, schools, with private companies and outreach projects. This has enabled me to assist clients on a practical level whilst also giving them the skills they need to move forward.
Prior to this I worked in marketing and PR with independent record labels and musicians.
The core of my training was in the psychodynamic method of counselling which involves looking at how past patterns of behaviour may be influencing our present behaviour.
It also looks at how some of the ways we connect with others is communicated subconsciously meaning we are not always aware of how we may be relating to other people. Think of it a little like an iceberg, while 10% is seen, much is under the surface. It is the part under the surface which is often determining which direction our lives take.
Where to begin?
To get started please feel free to give me a ring on the number above. We will discuss your reasons for wanting to come to counselling and arrange an initial assessment.
The initial assessment is more of a getting to know one another session where we can discuss your reasons for choosing therapy now in more detail and decide between us if we feel we can work together.
If you decide you would like to continue working together, we will agree a time each week to begin our weekly sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling through Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling
- CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Therapists & Coaches
- Level 2 Award in Mentoring
- Ongoing training: Certificate in Trauma Therapy
- Ongoing training: CPD course 'Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People'
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£25 for assessment session
£40-£60 per session