I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies in an integrative way. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I would like to help you move forwards and feel happier.
I have had a number of difficult life experiences and genuinely believe in the benefits that finding the right counsellor can bring you. In counselling, the therapeutic relationship between the client and the counsellor is key to helping you activate the changes you want to make in your life. I want to help you feel empowered and equipped with strategies to use between the therapy sessions and beyond our last session into a brighter future.
I work with a range of common issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss, trauma, relationship issues, domestic abuse and violence, age related issues, developing self-esteem, breaking unhelpful habits and phobias amongst many others. You will be supported in a safe space to confidentially explore your issues.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice and a Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills. I can also incorporate approaches from cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). My training is grounded in Person-Centred counselling, allowing me to draw on Humanist and Psychodynamic modalities but I can also work in an integrative way. This means I offer you flexibility and choice. Your treatment plan may involve working with just one of these therapeutic approaches or combining them in a powerful, integrative way. We can discuss what is the best approach for you and your goals.
The number of sessions needed varies from person to person depending on the presenting issue. We can discuss this openly - your therapy will always remain within your budget and control. We will work together, to help you explore the way you feel now and help you move towards a more positive, hopeful future.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (level 5)
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
- British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP) Registered Member: 383717
- National Hypnotherapy Society: HYP16-03439
- Other Qualifications:
- MA (Education)
- Post Graduate Diploma (Education Leadership and Management)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- BA (Hons)
- BACP Coronavirus On-line Primer Course
- Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Adult Survivors
- Recognising and Responding to Domestic Abuse and Violence and Safeguarding
- Introduction to Telephone and Webcam Counselling Theory and Skills
- Post Graduate Certificate in CBT
- STORM (Strategic Training of Risk Management)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with