**Currently offering online/telephone sessions** I am an experienced counsellor offering a safe, accepting, warm and confidential space for you to explore a range of difficult feelings, thoughts, memories and anxieties.
I describe my approach as “down to earth”. By this, I mean that I offer a confidential space, where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and work through whatever is troubling you whilst offering appropriate challenges.
I am trained in a person centred way, which allows me to work with you from your frame of reference, encouraging you to lead the pace and depth of your own journey. I use a range of theoretical models and therapeutic approaches to help you move towards a more authentic way of being, and to create more meaning and purpose in life.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is paramount in enabling you to take the necessary steps forward and I work hard to create the right conditions for growth and change.
I am a registered member of BACP and have several years experience of supporting a wide range of clients across the Private, Charitable and Voluntary sectors. This includes extensive work with clients experiencing alcohol dependency and/or addictive patterns of behaviour. I also have vast experience of working with anxiety and depression, stress, bereavement and grief, eating disorders, living with a terminal diagnosis, trauma and sexual identity.
Counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes and this is a time for you to be heard outside your immediate circle of family and friend without judgement.
Therapy will not not provide instant solutions, but I do believe it provides a guided space and time to work towards a happier and more centred person.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered counsellor with the BACP, and have several years experience supporting a wide range of clients across the Public, Charitable and Voluntary Sectors. This includes extensive work with clients experiencing alcohol dependency and/ or other addictive patterns of behaviour. I also have vast experience of working with bereavement and grief, eating disorders, living with a terminal diagnosis, trauma and sexual identity.
FdSc Counselling (3 years)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
AS Level Psychology (1 year)
Continuing Professional Development
Young People and Self Harm
Working with Alcohol Dependency Level 1
Working with Alcohol Dependency Level 2
Understanding and Working with Depression and Suicide
Understanding the Impact of Imprisonment on Prisoners’ Families
Working with Children with SEND
Working with Co-Dependence
Understanding Eating Disorders
Supporting those with Sight 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
Initial consultation (30 minutes) – £20
During our initial meeting we will explore how best to work together, including your current issues, concerns and history, and what you would like to achieve from counselling.
Counselling sessions (50 minutes) – £40
Discounted rates (e.g. student counsellors) – £25
Please contact me to discuss this further