You may be exploring these pages knowing exactly why you are looking for help. Or, you might feel something is just not quite right. Either way, you are probably feeling uncomfortable and know something needs to change. By seeking out someone to help, you are beginning to take control of that discomfort. You are giving yourself permission to not be OK and, while it might not feel like it right now, that’s one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.
Trying to figure everything out on your own can be hard, so we will explore what’s going on for you, together, in conversation. I can help you understand why you might be feeling the way you do, and what – if anything – needs to change in your life for it to be better for you.
I am a professionally qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor; I choose to call myself a Therapeutic Counsellor.
Technically, I am known as an Integrative Practitioner; this simply means I integrate different counselling theories and techniques according to your specific needs. For example, I might use Psychodynamic theory (to explore your past and patterns); I will always use a Person-Centred approach (keeping you at the heart of our sessions); and we could use all sorts of different techniques (such as solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or coaching methods) to help.
You’ve done well to take the first step; I can help you when you are ready to take the next.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP 00923645). I currently work in private practice, see clients as a Counsellor for college students, and at an addiction day centre.
I have experience working with
- Addiction & addictive behaviours
- Assertiveness & boundary setting
- Bereavement, grief & loss
- Career, work & study issues
- Gender identity & sexuality
- Self esteem & confidence
- Shame & guilt
I hold the following qualifications:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
- MSt Sustainability Leadership / BA (Hons) International Marketing
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
£55 per 50-minute session
I usually offer a choice between working face-to-face, online or on the phone as I am qualified to work in all three ways. During the Coronavirus pandemic, I operate according to Government guidelines for my area. We can chat about what works best for you when we first speak.