I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with 10 years experience. I see counselling as a shared journey, during which you can freely express your feelings, fears and concerns in a compassionate, safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
We all experience stress and distress at times in our lives, especially when facing painful and difficult situations. This could relate to one or more of a whole range of difficulties, some of which are listed below, though sometimes it is hard to pinpoint a specific reason for feelings of anxiety or despair.
At such times it seems important to be able to ‘tell our story’ and feel truly heard and understood, as well as feeling supported emotionally. Together we can explore new ways of understanding and resolving the issues that are troubling you, leading to different more positive outcomes.
I specialise in working with anxiety, abuse and relationship issues.
Therapy is not only for those with problems. It can also be helpful for anyone who would like to learn more about themselves and their relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) English and Art
Practice Teaching Award
Diploma in Individual Psychology & Adlerian Counselling (Dip IIP) awarded by the Institute for Individual Psychology (an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I worked as a qualified Social Worker and Social Work manager for 25 years, during which time I set up and ran a Mental Health Centre, a Family Centre, an Assessment Team and a Children's Centre.
Over the years I had extensive training (and also offered training) in many different types of therapy including group work, play therapy, couples work and family therapy.
I have also trained and worked as a mentor and assessor for Children Centre managers.
I have run Mindfulness courses in a local GP surgery where I also worked as a counsellor
Currently I have private practice offering counselling and psychotherapy
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
My charges are:
£40 per hour for individuals
£50 for couples.
Other concessionary rates can be discussed at the initial enquiry.
Monday afternoon, Tuesday (all day), Thursdays (all day) and Friday mornings. Occasional Saturdays My latest appointment is 6pm
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