Feeling low, distressed or finding it difficult to cope on a day-to-day basis? Then counselling may be able to help.
Counselling is an opportunity to talk in complete confidence about whatever is on your mind with someone who is experienced in how our thoughts about our experiences affect our feelings and behaviours. Together we can form a clear understanding of your situation and help you process your thoughts and move forward with your life in a positive way.
I treat all my clients with respect, care and compassion. I appreciate it can be very nerve wracking coming to counselling and I will do my best to put you at ease. I integrate Person Centred and Psychodynamic counselling approaches. This means I will listen and try to understand things from your point of view. I will not tell you what to do but help you to find your own solutions to whatever challenges you're facing. Together we can gain insight into the reasons behind any problems you're dealing with and build strong inner resources to move forwards.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework to ensure I work safely and in the interests of my clients at all times.
As a fully qualified counsellor with experience in a wide variety of issues I have helped people experiencing anxiety, bereavement and loss, confidence issues, depression, difficulties coping with everyday life, panic attacks, personal development, relationship issues, unresolved childhood difficulties, self-esteem issues, self-harm or suicidal thoughts, and trauma and PTSD issues.
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
- I work in a comfortable and private room in my home on Tuesdays and Fridays during the day.
- I currently work with adults only on a one to one basis.
- I am accessible by bus and train and have plenty of free parking.