About me

Do you have a goal you want to achieve but feel stuck?

Perhaps you are just fed up of feeling sad and want to work out why?

Maybe you have been diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness or supporting someone who has? 

Are you up at night with worry and feel alone in your plight?  

Need help navigating the whirlpool of emotions that comes with a major shift in the direction of your life?

I am ready to walk alongside you in your journey and help you navigate through your new reality, coming to terms with life changes and finding your 'purpose'.  How I work:

  • I won't judge you and I won't act like the 'expert' in your own life.
  • I won't tell you how to feel, but I will bring awareness to your feelings.
  • I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you decipher why you do it.

Ready to take the next step?  Get in touch for a no obligation chat- phone or video and we can take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, with a Therapeutic Counselling diploma from the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I hold professional indemnity insurance.  I have an enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service - criminal record check) that is updated regularly.

My Specialties

I have a particular interest and specialise in health conditions and cancer, life transitions, and cultural/family issues.

I have worked in agencies for young people, drug and alcohol misuse, childhood sexual abuse, and general counselling covering topics such as bereavement, mental health (most common being anxiety and depression), relationships, university/work issues, etc.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

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Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All counselling charged at £35 per session.

I offer the following:

  1. Telephone counselling
  2. Online video counselling such as Zoom
  3. Walking therapy in a variety of locations around Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire
  4. Limited availability face to face in offices in Sherwood area of Nottingham NG5

What is walking therapy?

Walking therapy is basically just talking whilst walking outdoors one-on-one, side-by-side.  Some people find this more relaxing then the 'intensity' of sitting across from another and the nature aspect can help people feel in the 'here and now'.

To outsiders, it just looks like two friends having a chat whilst walking. I usually pick parks local to the client after I have checked them out myself. I try to pick somewhere with a bench to sit at in case a rest is needed or wanted. The walking pace is dependant on the client, I will match the natural/comfortable pace they have and I'm happy to walk in all weathers if client is prepared to do the same.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I do not believe there should be a barrier to receiving therapy so if you are reading my profile and you really identify with it, contact me for a free consultation.

Click on message me and let me know when you are available and your contact details and I will get in touch.  It's important to find a counsellor that you feel really 'gets' you, so during our initial telephone conversation (approximately 20 minutes), you can get an understanding of how I work and whether you would like to book a session.  This means you are under no obligation and do not pay for the initial chat.

Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17

Pelham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom