Hello, finding the way forward is not always easy. As an experienced, qualified counsellor I can offer you an assessment session to help you work out what is right for you at this time. Perhaps you need the space to talk through what you can expect from counselling and what kind of counsellor might be best to help you with your issues. There will be no obligation on you to commit to further sessions.
I am 'Relate' trained and as such I have considerable experience of Couple Counselling and Relationship issues where there are communication difficulties and relationship breakdown. Our initial session is an opportunity for each person to speak and to be listened to so we can work out a way forward based on your needs. I welcome couples from traditional or same sex relationships.
I specialise in personal and relationship work with individuals, couples and young people and I will help you to gain a clear overview of your current situation and to plan a way forward for you tailored to your needs. I offer your initial assessment at the lower cost of £40.
I have worked with clients on issues such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, anger, conflict, bereavement, loss, abuse,self harm, low self esteem and relationship breakdown.
When something is really troubling, it can be tough to talk about this with friends and family for a variety of reasons. Counselling offers a clear space and a chance to step back from your situation so you can work out what your choices are. Sometimes you don't know where to go for help; I am here to work with you honestly, without judgement and with confidentiality assured.
A qualified and professional counsellor, I offer short and long term personal and relationship counselling in a comfortable therapy centre with easy access and good parking. I have fifteen years experience of clinical practice with a variety of clients with a respected charity and I am qualified to MA level and a fully accredited member of the professional body, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a fully qualified counselling supervisor.
After the initial consultation we can decide together the best route for you to take, should you wish to continue seeing me we can agree a number of sessions to begin with or we can take it on a week by week basis. If that is not the best option for you at this time we can discuss other modes of counselling or support that may be open to you.
During the lockdown period I was able to offer video and telephone counselling to clients and will continue to offer this service but I am pleased to say that I am now offering face to face work again. Therapies Clinic has been deep cleaned and redecorated, the waiting room is no longer in use, we provide hand sanitiser and ask clients to arrive at their appointment time and use a buzzer system to enter the building.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Relationship Therapy. University of Hull/ Relate. Nov 2011.
Certificate in Clinical Supervision. Relate Sept 2016
Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Therapy (Couple Therapy) University of Hull/Relate. Oct 2009.
Graduate Certificate foundation in Couple Counselling. University East London/Relate. Sept 2006
ADCH, Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (2018).
Neuroscience for Therapists, Peter Afford , Jan - Dec 2020.
I have also undertaken some shorter training which includes:
Counselling Young people,
Externship in Emotionally Focussed Therapy, (EFT). 2012.
Introduction to CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction
LGBT Inclusion certificate Relationship Service Providers
The Art of Focussing
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming - Foundation Diploma - 2018
Working with Transgender Issues - Mermaid - Oct 2019
Supervision the Delights and Difficulties - Robin Shohet Jan 2020
BEFT Emotionally Focussed Therapy Conference - Mar 2020
Sex and Sexuality - Christiane Sanderson May 2020
As an Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to strict professional codes of practice based on the BACP Ethical Framework. I am a listed member on the recent counselling and psychotherapy register held by BACP.
I am committed to personal and professional development and attend courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.
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
Initial consultation £40
Individual counselling £50
Couple counselling £60
Family Counselling £60
Young person counselling 12-25 yrs £35
Concessions offered for
Due to the current COVID19 situation I am not able to offer face to face appointments but I am offering video or telephone sessions over a variety of platforms, like Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts. I have also reduced my fees during this period and would be happy to discuss concessions with you over the phone or at the first appointment.