Whatever you come to counselling for; a build up of daily stresses or major life event, I offer a non-judgemental confidential space where you matter and feel valued. I will help you reflect on what you are experiencing and look at ways you might understand your difficulties better. We will work together to help you find your inner resources and strengths, and help with whatever is holding you back from living life to the full.
My varied life experiences and dealing with adversity in my own life help me relate well in an honest and down-to-earth way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified to CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Creative Therapeutic Interventions, Person-centred / Client centred Counselling.
- Please take a look at the person centred counselling approach at the end of this profile.
- Trained for over 10 years in Counselling skills theory and practice.
- Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care Level 3
- Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Supervision.
- Cruse Bereavement Certificate in Group work Facilitation.
EMDR Level 1
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Major Life Changes
- Separation and Divorce
- Relationship issues / Past or Present
- Past experiences
- Low self-Esteem
- Lacking confidence
- Exploring who you really are
Also: loneliness, life transitions (such as career change, moving house/area, empty nest, new parenthood), work issues, low mood, bullying, loss, bereavement, spiritual exploration and personal development.
Appointment times and costs per session.
Individual clients: £50 per session. One hour.
Reduced fees for students requiring counselling as part of their ongoing training requirements.
Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday - Friday.
Weekend appointments are available in some circumstances if required.
Concessions offered for
Person-Centred Counselling (also known as “Client-Centred” or Rogerian” counselling)
This approach to counselling and psychotherapy sees human beings as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. But this is inevitably blocked or distorted by our life experiences, in particular those who tell us we are only loved or valued if we behave in certain ways and not others, or have certain feelings and not others. As a result, because we have a deep need to feel valued, we tend to distort or deny to our awareness those of our inner experiences that we believe will not be acceptable.
The counsellor or psychotherapist in this approach aims to provide an environment in which the client does not feel under threat or judgement. This enables the client to experience and accept more of who they are as a person, and reconnect with their own values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables them to find their own way to move forward.
The counsellor or psychotherapist works to understand the client's experience from the client's point of view, and to positively value the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine as another human being. These attitudes of the therapist towards the client will only be helpful if the client experiences them as real within the relationship, and so the nature of the relationship that the counsellor and client create between themselves is crucial for the success of therapy.