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About me

My approach to counselling is one of curiosity; I offer a welcoming, accepting environment to enquire into your personal dilemmas and anxieties, and to find sustainable direction when change is called for.

I offer short- and long-term emotional and psychological support. In addition, I assist in the general pursuit of self-awareness and self-care.

Whilst addressing the struggles you are facing, my invitation is that our sessions also become an exploration of meaning, purpose, creativity, inspiration and values.

When appropriate, I incorporate somatic approaches to help a person deepen their connection to self and stay with their own rhythm of change.

My areas of interest and experience include anxiety and depression, trauma (including sexual trauma), disordered eating, and questions around gender and sexuality. I have worked with people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as people from the LGBTQ+ community and those living with HIV. I also have experience working with neurodiversity, both in children and in adults.

First contact and session
You can contact me via e-mail or phone to arrange an appointment. The first session will be a space for you to ask any questions you may have about me or the counselling process and to talk about what brings you to counselling. At the end of the session we should have a good idea as to whether we want to continue.

"Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits." John O’Donohu

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Youth Counselling – Institute of Counselling, Glasgow, Scotland.

PG Dip Professional Development, Psychosynthesis Counselling – Psychosynthesis Trust/Middlesex University, London, England.

The Crucible Program – Rosalyn Bruyere's three-year training for energy healers. Kißlegg, Germany.

Bodies of Light – Two years cellular energetic healing course. Forres, Scotland.

I also have a BA Hons in English Literature and a background in Graphic Design, with a keen interest in all forms of expression and communication.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial online session

Additional information

Please contact me for rates. I offer a free initial no-obligation session.

When I work

I have sessions available Monday to Saturday, including evenings.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
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

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Additional languages

Swedish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom