I am currently seeing clients face to face as well as videoCall and telephone!
I am a fully qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor. I have worked in various settings over my career and gained much experience working with clients, dealing with many issues, including relationships, anxiety, addiction, bereavement, mental health issues and abuse.
I now work from my private practice and I'm passionate about offering a safe, confidential space so my clients can experience healing and understanding.
Starting therapy is often daunting and it is very important to build trust and create an environment that is non-judgemental, comfortable and welcoming, so that we can work together on any issue that is important to you.
To help you establish if counselling will be helpful and something you would like to pursue, I offer a (no obligation) up to 15 minute free telephone consultation. Please feel free to book a time slot for a call via my website.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics, fully insured and receive regular clinical supervision.
Please note I do not offer counselling to anyone under the age of 13.
Training, qualifications & experience
Previously I have worked within the prison service as a Drug and Alcohol practitioner, working within the 12 Step A.A. philosophy. Within this role I facilitated group therapy as well as one to one therapy, offering support and counsel to prisoners with issues entering on and around addiction.
I have also worked within the community, as a volunteer counsellor for local support groups. I have worked together with many clients including couples and families, dealing with a wide range of issues.
I hold the following qualifications and training;
BACP Certificate of proficiency
Level 2 Introduction to counselling
Level 3 Counselling skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Person Centered Therapy)
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Group therapy training
Transactional Analysis TA101
Level 2 and 3 in Behavioural change
Mental Health First Aid Training
Communication and Difference training working with couples.
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
Introduction to CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks
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
Free initial telephone session
Free - Telephone Initial consultation (up to 15 mins)
£45 - Individual counselling session (up to 50 minutes)
£40 - Individual counselling - full time students/counselling students (up to 50 minutes)
£55 - Couples and Family counselling (up to 50 minutes)
I am available Monday, Tuesday and Fridays starting at 8.45am and last appointment starting at 2:30pm). Some evening appointments available on request.