There may be many reasons that have led you to look for a counsellor, and this is the first step to listening and giving time to yourself.
Life can throw many different bumps and challenges, and these may be from your past or present, and you just are unsure where to start. It may be that you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stuck, and feel you continue to go round in circles and there is no clear direction.
Having the right therapist to talk things through with is important, as you need to feel comfortable and secure as you start to explore parts of yourself that may be difficult at first.
I can offer you a non-judgemental and secure space to explore and process your thoughts, experiences and feelings. I will walk alongside you at a pace, that you set.
I have a friendly and approachable nature that helps you to ease slowly into
the space and I appreciate how daunting this may feel or you may feel it is time.
I will listen to you carefully, calmly and with my warm approach as you begin the process and gain a better understanding of your own personal experiences or situations. Then you can have the space to move your life in the direction you want, and find the inner strength and confidence to make changes, use your voice or become kinder to yourself. Each person's reasons for counselling are their own.
I am a humanistic counsellor and my foundation is from Person-Centred Theory, which encourages the client and their process to be the focus. I work integratively and draw on a range of counselling modalities in order to best support you and
your individual needs.
I work with adults and young people (12+) and cover a wide variety of issues. I can offer short or long term counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Working with Grief and Loss
- Training for bereavement counselling
- Working with Children, young people and families
- Mind body breakthrough Basic Neuroscience of Addiction and recovery.
- Body psychotherapy
- Basic Neuroscience of Addiction and recovery
- The Tribes of the Person-Centred Approach: Celebrating Difference & Diversity
- Trauma Training for Therapist
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£40.00 per session
I offer an initial introductory session, which lasts for 50 minutes, at a reduced rate of £20.
The counselling sessions are charged at a rate of £40 for a 50 minute session. There will be an allocated time and day that is mutually agreeable and we will meet weekly.
Fees can be paid by BACS or in cash following the session.
All missed sessions are payable at full rate unless 24 hours notice is provided. Exceptions may be made in unforeseen circumstances/emergencies and each case will be assessed on its own merit.