To me counselling is about carving out a place for yourself to discuss and work through anything that you feel is stopping you feeling at your happiest and best. For some this may be feelings of depression, anxiety or relationship troubles. For others it can be harder to vocalise but more of a knowing that things aren't right and you're not ok. Life can be overwhelming and it can become habit to brush our needs to the side to satisfy everything that is pressing on our time and energy. It can be hard to make ourselves the priority. Counselling is a kindness you gift yourself. It provides you with the safe, confidential space you need and deserve to be heard and supported.
This means that I am here to listen to you and work with you to discuss, reflect, explore and empower you to achieve the changes you would like to see in your life. I provide a non-directive talking therapy. We will work with whatever you bring at a time and pace that suits you.
All of my work is underpinned by the BACP ethical framework. This means I work compassionately and reflectively to always strive for your best benefit.
On receiving your initial enquiry I find it best to have a quick confidential chat by your preferred medium (telephone or e-mail) This helps break the ice a little before we first meet, gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have and from there we can book in our first session.
During the corona virus outbreak I will be offering face to face counselling and online appointments through Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since 2016 I have been working locally for a national childrens charity supporting mothers across a spectrum of issues ranging from overwhelm, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse and substance abuse.
I have also spent time working for West Cumbria Carers supporting people through their work supporting others. This has involved helping people who are struggling with isolation, loss and grief, depression, debt crisis and anxiety.
Level Four Diploma in Counselling Practice.
Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Attended Autism Awareness Training
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
I am available for appointments Monday to Friday.