Sometimes we can struggle with life’s experiences, with life feeling harder or more complicated than usual and this can overwhelm our thoughts and feelings. We can sometimes struggle to cope with our fears and emotions, especially during these stressful and challenging times. Anxiety and depression over time can cause us to doubt ourselves more than usual, further increasing our worry and anxiety. Perhaps you no longer have any sense of motivation and enthusiasm for tasks and social situations, or you possibly have lost your sense of self and who you are and you feel yourself withdrawing and alone. If any of these feelings resonate with you, then counselling with myself may help alleviate some of those feelings and help you build towards a more positive mental wellbeing.
I offer a caring, non-judgmental safe space, for self-expression, for your voice to be heard or a space to just breathe. Through our time together, I will sit alongside you to help you explore, reflect, develop and increase an awareness and understanding of what has happened or is happening and why you feel like you do. Working together, we can build a secure sense of self that helps you feel calm, centred and connected, creating emotional balance and harmony even through the most difficult of times.
My philosophy is holistic, I believe it is important to see you as a whole person, working with your body, mind, emotions and spirit. By using different approaches, I will help you become more aware of what is going on in your lived experience and patterns of behaviour that have brought you to where you are today. Together we will help you to understand yourself better and to recognise changes to be made to help you find a more positive balance.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a varied background in working with both adults and young people, affected by anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, loss and addiction.
My counselling experience has also involved me working both with people living with or having experienced sexual abuse, trauma and domestic violence whilst working within a sexual assault and abuse organisation. I have also worked with adults and children living through bereavement, loss and grief within a national charity for bereaved people. Through these experiences and my holistic approach, I feel that I am able to provide a compassionate and safe space that will allow you to process any difficult life experience or trauma.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- BACP certificate of proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care, Cruse/Ascentis
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- Asset Certificate in Substance Abuse & Drug Awareness
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
When I work
Committing to therapy takes courage, therefore I offer a free 30-minute initial video or phone consultation, giving us the opportunity to discuss how we can work together and for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you.
Following sessions are £50 and last 50 minutes.