I believe that everyone is valuable, important and has the right to feel safe, happy and fulfilled. Sometimes people get "stuck" or experience distressing feelings and overwhelm. Perhaps you feel anxious or depressed or just have a sense that something isn't right? I provide a safe place to explore troubling feelings and gain clarity, understanding and acceptance. I am interested in the mind body connection and in particular how health issues and chronic pain can impact on our emotional resilience and ability to cope.
I always treat you with respect but counselling is not always fluffy - sometimes I might gently challenge you to look at things in a different way. For example, do you have fixed ideas about how you "should" be or act? Are they true? I also teach you techniques to help you deal with troubling thoughts and emotions and build your resilience.
I understand it can take a lot of courage to reach out to ask for help. I promise to treat you with respect and care. You will be safe with me and you set the pace we work at. You can contact me by phone or email to arrange a free chat to see if you would like to work with me. Or go to my website for more information and book online if you would like to go ahead.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in psychology and a diploma in counselling.
I have worked with a wide range of clients with a range of issues ranging from anxiety and depression and I have a special interest in the mind body connection and working with people living with serious health conditions and chronic pain.
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.