Are you dealing with anger, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties?
In a confidential, non-judgemental and safe setting, integrative biographical counselling aims to help you recognise and manage the blocks and patterns that inhibit you, so that you can live life more fully and achieve your true potential. Within a trusting relationship, you can gain a clearer view of the present and the past in a way that promotes moving positively towards your future. I make use of an integrated approach to enable you to gain insight and meaning in your life experiences, which can bring renewed energy, a feeling of empowerment and greater confidence to meet life and its challenges.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a private practitioner, supervisor and trainer since 2000, and have counselled in general practice since 1999. My experience also includes working with Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and groupwork in a variety of settings such as schools, Adult Training Centres, Probationary Services and centres for the elderly. My initial counselling work was within CRUSE Bereavement Care as a counsellor, children's counsellor and supervisor from 1994.
I have experience of working integratively in counselling, as well as using dramatherapy, psychodrama, movement and creative media where appropriate.
My qualifications are:
- Certificate of Completion of Intermediate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
- Diploma in Biographical Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling Supervision
- M.A. in Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatherapy
- Certificate in Education
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour for individual counselling
£60 per hour for couples
£65 per hour for families
I can also offer concessionary rates if needed.
I practice during the daytime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with some availability on Friday evening.