I am a fully qualified counsellor with over 15 years experience. I seek to provide a safe place where you can explore difficulties and painful issues in a non-judgemental, confidential setting. Underpinning all my work is a belief in the unique value of each individual, their potential for personal growth, healing from past hurts and the recovery of hope for the future.
The counselling relationship can provide the opportunity for gaining insight and understanding which leads to change and personal growth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The University of Leicester.
I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am on the BACP Register.
I have experience counselling students in Higher Education and 10 years experience in the voluntary sector working one to one with individuals from a variety of ages, backgrounds and cultures. I have worked with a diversity of issues and needs. I also have experience of different pastoral settings and like to see the whole person, their pschological, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
I now work in private practice and offer both brief focused and longer term counselling.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
I offer sessions during the day and some evenings.
I work from home in a quiet setting. There is off road parking.