Over the last few weeks I have been supporting my existing clients via telephone counselling. I trained and worked as a volunteer with the Samaritans so I am experienced and comfortable offering telephone counselling. New enquires are very welcome particularly at this time of worry and uncertainty.
How I work
The relationship between client and counsellor is at the core of my work and I will always have the best interest of my clients at heart. People differ we may face similar life problems and stresses that can impact on our health, mental wellbeing, relationships, and work. Yet our experience of these problems are unique and personal to each of us. I very much value diversity and respect the individual.
I work in an integrative way to suit the specific counselling needs of each client. Working with a wide range of issues such as, depression, anxiety, self harm, domestic abuse, trauma, womens issues, body image, bereavement, change and loss, older people issues, relationship difficulties, identity, work related stress.
I will welcome you with an open heart and mind and can offer you a safe non judgemental counselling space where we will work together at your pace to help you explore the issues that are troubling you.
My special area of interest is in Womens Health and Wellbeing affirming the importance and benefits of self care. Empowering women to find and reconnect with a sense of their own identity which can often be lost in the many other roles they have in life. Building on self esteem, confidence, and personal development.
Mental Health Issues is another area of interest for me as this can be extremely challenging and impactful on a persons every day life, particularly for so many young people in our present culture. However, this does not discriminate as it can also impact on adults and older adults mental wellbeing. My work in this particular area is based around the ideas and principles of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Self-Compassion.
My work is face to face brief therapy and face to face long term therapy, At present due to COVID-19 restrictions I offer telephone counselling. The number of sessions are flexible and open ended to suit the type of therapy you require.
I also consider individual circumstances whereby a concessionary fee would be charged. Especially in light of this time of financial insecurity for many.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling Abertay University Dundee.(2015)
Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills Abertay University Dundee.(2013)
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy.
My work background has been with varied client groups both in the voluntary and public sectors working with families, young people, older people, mental health, and womens issues. I also have a work background and wide experience in domestic abuse. Currently I am doing clinical supervision with the staff at an agency supporting women children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
I trained and volunteered with the Samaritans some years ago and previously I was a volunteer counsellor for carers and young carers. I have been a counsellor in private practice for some years now and my clients have taught me so much about human resilience, inner strength and courage.
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
Currently £45.00 per hourly session.
Concessionary rates will apply to individual circumstances.
Concessions offered for
Office Hours Monday - Friday.
Two late evenings in the week.