Counselling is a safe and confidential process to provide the individual with an opportunity to process their experiences. This comes in many forms, it may be that a person needs to; adjust to a new way of living, coming to terms with an ending, work through difficult emotions during a distressing period or even to discuss a sensation of feeling lost.
No matter the reason for a person need to come to counselling it is my duty to you to ensure I provide a warm and welcoming setting to allow you feel comfortable sharing personal information.
Many who come to counselling have supportive networks around them but prefer to discuss issues in a private and confidential manner. The counselling process is a non-bias experience with no judgement.
You are the expert in your life and it is my role to help navigate through the fog. I work with the material you want to bring to session and at a pace which suits you.
Ultimately my goal is to ensure the client is able to leave counselling with the tools they need to deal with their emotional distress. So please feel free to approach me for an initial consultation with the aim for you to meet me in person and see if the fit is right for you. Don’t hold back and miss out on a lighter life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Person Centred qualified Counsellor, registered with a governing body, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I work full time for the NHS delivering Low Intensity CBT intervention for common mental health problems as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
I have previous experience working in many different clinical settings and looking after a wide variety of patient presentations.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions cost £50 and will last 50 minutes. Sessions must be paid 24 hours in advance to secure a booking.
Cancellations are accepted with 24hrs notice, any cancellations outside of this time frame will be charged at £10.
You are welcome to engage in a free 15 minute initial call to discuss any concerns you may have.