I offer professional, compassionate and tailored sessions to individuals over the age of 11 and couples. I have gained the majority of my experience as a counsellor through offering counselling at Ashgate Hospice to patients with a terminal diagnosis and family members, as a result my specialities are grief and situational depression. I create a safe space to work in a confidential and empathic way to allow my clients to feel at ease and able to open up without fear of judgement, set goals and achieve them improving mental health, well-being and quality of life.
I work psychodynamically meaning where appropriate we will explore themes such as childhood experience, patterns of behaviour and defence mechanisms. If a client would like to, there is the opportunity to work creatively when necessary to assist in exploring themes in a more visual manner. The number of sessions available to you will be agreed throughout.
If you think you may find counselling useful, feel free to get in touch and we can have a discussion about your thoughts on counselling and why you are thinking of accessing talking therapy. This will hopefully allow you to determine if you would like to go ahead and book an appointment to start your journey to recovery. Alternatively, get in touch and we can arrange a free telephone consultation to discuss your needs and any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at the University of Derby and have a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice.
I have additional qualifications in working with children and young people over the age of 11 and couples.
I have practiced in a hospice environment since 2017, giving me a lot of experience in grief, bereavement, working with terminal illness in terms of those with a diagnosis and their family.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
One to one counselling - £50 per session
Couples counselling - £75 per session
Face to face appointments are held at The Matlock Therapy Centre on Lime Grove Walk in Matlock.
Remote appointments are available over zoom.