As a qualified BACP registered counsellor, I have experience of working with young people and adults in a holistic, person centred way. I have experience of working with clients of varying ages with a range of issues such as bereavement, childhood, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression and abuse.
I see each person as an individual, acknowledging and respecting the courage it takes to open up and talk about your feelings. I am able to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental environment. I also offer online counselling sessions if this is something that works better for you. I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am here to help you realise that.
We all have mental health. We all have physical health. We quite often will look for support if we are struggling with our physical health and I believe that it should be as acceptable and accessible for support if struggling with our mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
In a previous life before Counselling, I have worked in a variety of educational roles leading me to have 20 years experience of working with children and young people. This, alongside having 2 teenagers of my own, has led me to having an interest and passion in working creatively as an alternative way to help people express themselves should they feel it beneficial. This is something that I use working with clients if requested.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Warrington College
- Online and Telephone Counselling Course - CPD
- Creative Arts Training - CPD
- Safeguarding and Prevent
- Trauma Level 1 (An introduction to A.C.E Trauma) - CPD
- Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Level 2
- BA Hons degree in Education Studies with Identity Studies
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
£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
- Individual sessions cost £35.
- I offer a free initial 30 minute no obligation introductory session. This can be face to face or online, whichever best suits your needs. The initial session will give us the opportunity to meet each other and look at what you would like to get out of counselling. If you're happy to continue, then we will book the first proper session. Sessions are usually carried out on a weekly basis unless agreed otherwise.
When I work
Limited appointments may be available outside of the above working hours. I offer weekend and evening appointments. All appointments are bookable.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling.