Are you feeling so overwhelmed and out of control of your life that you just don’t know where to start? Perhaps you have never spoken about these sentiments to anyone; and maybe they seem to be too difficult to confront. Are your concerns so complex that you can’t quite formulate them and they won’t resolve themselves no matter how hard you try?
This hesitancy combined with uncertainty is something I encounter all the time in areas encompassing (but not limited to) struggles with addiction; bereavement; body image; suicidal thoughts; low self-esteem; sexual identity; challenges at work or at home; high anxiety; financial issues; exam stress; and relationship problems.
Even though you might think you are, you are not alone: and you will probably be amazed to discover how many people of varying ages, colours, creeds and genders share your experiences. Working together, we can explore your innermost concerns: and you will be better placed to address them.
You needn’t lie awake at night worrying any longer than you have to. Together, we can examine the obstacles preventing you from living the life you would like as we identify the steps you might take to overcome them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
A graduate with honours in Psychology and Counselling in 1995, I subsequently obtained a Masters in Counselling (MCoun) and have recently supplemented my training with a General Certificate in Online Counselling.
In addition to my private practice and as well as counselling residents in retirement homes, I have worked for a well-known suicide prevention organisation and also for Cruse Bereavement.
Experience and Qualifications
- General Certificate in Online Counselling & Psychotherapy, Academy for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy (ACTO) (2020)
- Essentials in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Beck Institute (2019)
- Bereavement Support Training, Cruse Bereavement (2015)
- Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2013
- Master in Counselling Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (Honour Soc – 2013)
- Emotional Resilience Building Program: Prevention of Anxiety and Depression (2011)
- Relationship Effectiveness Training (2005)
- British Psychology Society Graduate Member 1995
- Bsc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling, Integrative Therapy, University of Surrey (1995)
- Suicide Prevention Training (1988)
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
£65.00 per session
Call/WhatsApp me on 07738 683937, or email me using the contact form.
I endeavour to reply as a matter of urgency. Sessions are charged at £65 for 50 minutes (£80 for couples) on Zoom but I can also work via WhatsApp, telephone or email. I will be available for as many or as few sessions as you would like, although I recommend that you commit to at least six sessions initially. I keep all information strictly confidential in compliance with the BACP Privacy Code.
It is customary to pay me before the start of a session, and I will provide my bank account details via WhatsApp.
Please confirm that you are over 18.
Should you need to cancel an appointment with me for any reason, please do so at least 48 hours in advance in order to avoid full payment.