Do you find yourself in a cycle of continuous worry or stress? Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you feel uncertain about which direction you want to take in life, or feel like your not living the life you want to lead? Have you started to notice patterns in your life that you don't like and want to make a change?
Life can feel really hard at times and there are times when talking with friends and family doesn’t feel as useful as we might hope it. Talking in confidence with a therapist can be a powerful way of making sense of our life and getting in touch with who we really are or really want to be. Getting counselling is a brave step in the direction of personal growth and change. Admitting that you'd like things to be different and taking positive action to make change happen takes real courage.
"Vulnerability is not weakness; It is our greatest measure of strength." - Brene Brown (Author/Shame and Empathy Researcher)
I have worked in the field of social care for the last 20 years and have a wealth of experience in this area relating to trauma and loss, child mental health, adoption, adult disability and ill health. I have 6 years of experience as a therapist with adults and young people (age 11 and up) as well as having worked in a mental health setting for the NHS for 2 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc Systemic Counselling (1st Class) 2016
- Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2017/2018
- 20 years experience in a range of social care settings
- 6 years experience of therapy with adults and young people.
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
Morning sessions are offered at 930 and 11 am
Afternoon sessions are offered at 2 pm and 3.30 pm.
Weds evening sessions are offered at 5.30 and 7 pm.
I try to be flexible where possible.