About me

Life can be like the sea, there's a constant ebb and flow: sometimes stormy, challenging and you can feel out of your depth.  Other times it's calm but perhaps there's something going on below the surface which gives us a sense all isn't quite right.  Wherever you find yourself in life, I can be there with you as your counsellor.

As a person centred therapist, I believe you are trying your best to get by and grow as a person.  When life is hard, you can feel stuck and struggle to make it through. Whether you’re feeling low or sad, anxious or struggling with your sense of worth then talking with a counsellor can help. Although it might not seem like it at the moment, I believe you have the capacity within to overcome the obstacles in your life.  It's by giving you a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts, feelings and life challenges that change can come.

Please do get in touch through here or via the Rockpools Counselling website if you'd like to know anything more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of West of England
  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills – New College, Swindon
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies – New College, Swindon
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – New College, Swindon
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Prescribed mental health medication

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I have a limited number of concession places, please contact me to enquire about availability.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

If you decide to get in touch, we'll arrange for an initial 20 minute telephone call.  During this call we can talk about what's troubling you, the type of therapy I provide and if it feels to you like I can help, we'll arrange a day and time to meet.  In our first session I'll explain more about the counselling process and ask you to share more about your life.  If you feel that you want to continue with the therapy,  we'll agree to meet weekly and decide between us how long the therapy will go on for - and this very much depends on how you feel therapy is helping.  Some people come for a number of weeks and others it's more long term. Either way, I can be there with you on the journey.

Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
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