This life has enough worries, cares, pressures and distractions of its own. Where do you find the space to check in, listen to yourself, see your unmet needs and make adjustments? Where does the to-do list stop and the to-be list begin?
In this ever speeding up world I am curious about what happens when we stop, slow down and take a breath and a deep loving look at ourselves. I believe this opens up a powerful space to connect more fully with the world around us and within us, and look at the dynamics between us. To step into the light and become more fully alive and awakened, driving rather than surviving the days of our lives.
I use a client-led approach to define your therapeutic goals and together we will work on a plan, drawing on a varied toolkit, to help you achieve them. You may be looking for more self-awareness, balanced mood, better sleep, less anxiety, acceptance of big feelings, improved relationships or strategies with addictions/habits that feel beyond your control.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I trained in the person centred approach, Cognitive behavioural therapy and transactional analysis, which gave me a broad range of theory and tools which I apply as relevant to the issues you choose to bring. I have worked for mental health charities, with both adults and young adults, on a range of issues including addiction, self-harm, anger management, bereavement and loss, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, insomnia, family issues and work-related stress.
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial chat for you to hear more about me and my practice. I am currently working online and on the phone. I offer a sliding scale depending on your resources so do ask me about this if finances are an obstacle to seeking support.
When I work
I work from my motorhome in which we tour Europe. The freedom this lifestyle brings gives much to my work, however I ensure to create a safe, private and secure space to connect online.