About me

About me

I am a compassionate therapist committed to supporting you through whatever life challenges you are currently facing. 

My original training (2012) was in Person Centred Counselling, meaning that I fully trust in your ability to heal, grow, and change if provided with the right environment.  While Humanistic and Person-Centred values are at the heart of all I do, my Counselling work is also informed by progressive theories in neuroscience and psychology.  I am Polyvagal and Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed, I have a special interest in trauma (overwhelming experience) and how it impacts the brain, body, and nervous system.

I aim to create an environment for you to find safety within yourself, which are the first steps in moving towards change.  

How Can I help?

Perhaps you have reached a point where you know things have to change?

Maybe you feel stuck in a cycle of repetitive and destructive relationship patterns?

You might be feeling as though you don't belong or fit in anywhere.

Maybe you are confused by your experience of life and find it difficult to understand why you behave and react the way you do.

You may have a sense that there is something ‘wrong’ with you but can’t pinpoint what that is.

You might feel stuck in a revolving door with support you are currently getting; maybe you consider NHS services don't understand or can't help you to move forward?

I would like to help you to feel safe enough to change.

What to expect

Regardless of what you bring to therapy you will not be judged.  Therapy should provide you with a safe space where you are free to explore and process what you need to, so that you can begin to uncover internal resources and build resilience.

Research has shown that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship that develops between Counsellor and Client, the quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the clearest predictors of successful outcomes.

When you make initial contact with me, we can arrange a free 20-minute telephone conversation so that you can ask me any questions that you need to and see whether you feel Counselling with me is going to be right for you.

Some people only require a few sessions before they begin to feel clearer about their situation. For others it can take much longer to unravel and process their issues.  I am happy to work with you on a short- or longer-term basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

It has been a privilege for me to help and support people from a variety of different backgrounds. I have worked in a Children and Families Centre, a Prison, and with Homeless individuals. I am experienced in working with a range of complex problems. 

My qualifications include:

  • BSc (hons) Counselling (First Class)
  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Cert Counselling Counselling
  • Level 2 Counselling

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation.

I am also a qualified Daring Way™ facilitator, having trained with American researcher Brené Brown in 2015.  More information about this work can be found here https://brenebrown.com/thedaringway/

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

From £50.00 to £55.00

Additional information

Counselling sessions cost per hour:

Online via Zoom - £50

Face to face (outdoor therapy only) £55 - Please note, appointments for outdoor therapy sessions will be open from March 2022

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I offer remote sessions over Zoom and face to face sessions outdoors in nature.

There is an ever growing body of research emerging,  which strongly suggests that spending time in and connecting with nature has a positive impact on mental health.  It has a calming and stabilising effect on our nervous systems.

The bilateral stimulation of walking as we talk has also been shown to help in the processing of difficult material. 

Outdoor sessions will be open from March 2022

Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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