You have taken a huge step in seeking support, now it is finding the right counsellor for you to make a connection with and feel comfortable to share your personal issues in a safe, confidential setting. My work with clients is based on the values of compassion, authenticity and kindness. I enjoy meeting individuals and couples who are invested in their therapy as I work alongside them, to support them to make the changes they want whilst honouring their independence to live a life that is of value and has meaning for them.
I have worked with many individuals and couples who have had a variety of personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma, abuse, addiction, relationships, parenting, self-esteem and more. Counselling can strengthen you to grow through challenging experiences by increasing your self-awareness. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for you to be with another person that isn't in your immediate circle who is able to offer you another perspective or additional support.
Confidentiality: To ensure open exploration of the concerns that have brought you to therapy, I maintain confidentiality in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions www.bacp.co.uk. I am a registered member of the BACP, and I am committed to complying with this framework as part of the terms and conditions of my membership.
I also offer online counselling. Online counselling allows technology to add flexibility to the counselling process without reducing the one-to-one human dimension that lies at the heart of therapy. I am fully trained/qualified in this way of working and offer video (over a secure and encrypted platform), email, instant messenger or telephone sessions that makes counselling much more accessible to you. During this pandemic, or for those living in remote locations or perhaps housebound, if you have internet access, physical isolation is no longer a barrier to accessing professional counselling services.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken training in Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bullying and Harassment, Children’s Mental Health First Aid, Couples Counselling, Domestic Violence, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Working with Infidelity, LGBT Awareness, Recovery training in substance misuse, Risks of radicalisation and the kinds of support available to those at risk, Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Suicide and self-harm, Systemic Theory, Volatile Substance Abuse, Imposter Syndrome and Self-esteem, Working with Narcissm.
I am Level 4 Counselling Diploma qualified and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am committed to complying to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018 as part of the terms and conditions of my membership.
Registered counsellor with Anxiety UK.
Online Counselling Diploma provided by Online Counselling Services and Training.
Solution Focus Brief Therapy trained provided by Working Conversations.
Certificate in Relationship Counselling.
My experience has included working with abuse, addictions, anger, anxiety, attachment, bullying and harassment, career or money worries, depression, domestic violence, family and relationship problems, LGBT, low self-esteem, loss and grief, relationship issues, self-harm/risky behaviour, social anxiety, stress, suicidal thoughts.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £40 per session (1 hour duration)
Couples - £50 per session (1 hour duration)
Concessions may be available, please contact me to discuss via my contact page or mobile.