Hello and welcome to my profile. You may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, you may have hit a difficult phase in your life because of a past trauma, or maybe you would just like someone to talk to. At some point in our lives, we all struggle with our feelings, which can be especially difficult to cope with or even to understand. I offer a private, comfortable and relaxed space where you can have a regular time and safe place to talk through your challenges and learn new ways of coping, which can enable you to work through the feelings that are troubling you.
The aim of counselling is to provide you with a confidential opportunity to explore personal issues in a safe environment. You will be able to talk about yourself and any concerns you have in a way that perhaps cannot be achieved with friends and family. My role is to listen, support and help you understand your feelings better.
I believe that I am a genuine, warm and compassionate person and I offer you an empathetic, safe and confidential space. I understand how difficult it can be to make that first contact in asking for help and I aim to make this process as comfortable for you as possible. I offer an initial consultation session so that you can experience my way of working and ask any questions about the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, experienced, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
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
Each counselling session last for 1 hour and costs £35.