We face a lot of different changes and challenges in our lives, some we deal with, some we manage through talking with friends and family and some we find overwhelming and difficult to make sense of or cope with and need more focused help to get through. Counselling can help to make sense of your experience and explore ways to cope and manage your thoughts and feelings and build resilience and coping strategies for the future.
I don't have a prescribed way of working - I like to work with each client individually and work together to ensure the therapy is right for you, counselling is very much a collaborative relationship. I offer an initial free 15 minute Zoom or telephone call to discuss your needs before you need to make a decision about working together.
I offer an online counselling service, providing individual therapy via video (Zoom), email therapy and group work.
I believe that therapy should be accessible, flexible and individual to your needs - online therapy provides a more flexible option to make counselling easier to fit around your other commitments.
Email therapy has been described as journal writing that answers back and gives time for reflection, it can be a good option for people who find writing therapeutic.
I also offer group therapy that provides support, coping skills and a safe space to share experiences with others. The groups are small (up to 8 people) and run for 6 sessions. We have a range of different groups to help support people at different stages of their lives and to provide coping strategies and an opportunity for self exploration and development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold qualifications in person centred therapy and CBT.
I have additional training in online therapy - having qualified as a Certified Cyber Therapist in 2020 with the Online Therapy Institute. I am a professional member of ACTO (Association of Counselling and Therapy Online).
I have worked with a broad range of issues around anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, trauma, loss and bereavement. For many years I have worked with a local Hospice specialising in grief and loss.
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
Free initial telephone or online session
Free initial consultation (15 minutes Zoom call or Telephone) to discuss your needs before you need to make a decision about working together.
Assessment/first session £45/Sessions thereafter £55 for an hour.
I also offer group therapy sessions with a range of groups to support people at different stages of their lives.