My service is for anyone aged who would benefit from a safe, confidential space to express their feelings. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and young adults, however, I am able to work with older adults too, particularly if you have emotional difficulties that you feel may be stemming from childhood or young adulthood, or childhood trauma that you may wish to release. I offer online or face-to-face sessions.
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, which means that I draw from a wide base of therapeutic approaches, specifically tailored to the person in front of me. I draw from traditional talking therapy, play and arts based therapies, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural and positive therapies. I also work as a coach, if you wish to work in a goal-orientated, solution focused manner, within a supportive and empowering environment. I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is the key to therapeutic change, and that there is an innate human desire for growth within each of us.
Training, qualifications & experience
MEd Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Distinction): University of Cambridge
Certificate in Counselling Skills: AQA
Diploma in Life Coaching
Foundation certificate in Solution Focused Practice
Level 3 award in Education and Training
Other CPD includes: working with young people who self harm, novel psychoactive substances, positive therapy, foundation domestic abuse training, mental health in adolescence, Mental Health First Aid.
Experience includes working with offenders, in sexual health, as a therapist and therapeutic mentor in primary and secondary schools. I am currently school counsellor in a large boarding school.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding school syndrome/matters relating to trauma in childhood/young adulthood.
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session.
I offer a free introductory chat either in person or online.
Report writing or attending meetings is charged at my hourly rate of £60 per hour. Travel time over 3 miles is charged at 50% of my hourly rate.
My private practice is currently limited to Mondays and Fridays during the day, and some evenings. Please enquire.
I am able to work at a reduced rate for those on a low income. Please enquire.