Life can be difficult sometimes and we can feel lonely, sad, confused, overwhelmed or just a bit lost and we don't know where to go next. We can experience anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties or life just feeling too difficult. Having time to explore your feelings and experiences free of judgment may be the help you need to find a better way forward.
Whether life is difficult now and you need help with a specific problem or you are finding life difficult all round, counselling can be a positive step in facing your challenges.
We will work together in a safe and confidential space and will explore the difficulties you are facing together and find what works for you, this will be done at a pace that suits you. This process may help you to view things differently and to create strategies that allow you to move forward more successfully.
I work with adults and young people helping with many life problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and a whole range of issues that can make life difficult.
I have worked in education for many years and understand the pressures that our young people face but also the pressures families experience. I currently work in a local school as a Counsellor and Family Worker offering young people and families support.
I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor and currently volunteer for a charity offering bereavement counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, this means I work using different theories to help you to explore your world and what has shaped you in to the person you are today.
I work ethically and safely to your best interests, I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a body that maintans high ethical standards for counsellors to ensure we provide clients with the best counselling available.
I am a trained Mental Health First Aider and understand the Mental Health issues many people face today.
My counselling qualifications include :
CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills
Bereavement Training from Cruse Bereavement
Mental Health First Aid Training
Certificate in Proficiency (BACP)
CPCAB Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse
Level 3 Child Protection Training
I currently hold A DBS certificate clearing me to work safely with children and vulnerable adults
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
Counselling sessions for individuals £40 per hour