I am a qualified counsellor providing face to face and online sessions with young people and adults. Taking that first step into therapy can be daunting. I believe with the right support it can be full of hope too.
How counselling can help
All of us experience emotional difficulties at some time in our lives and having a safe, confidential space to talk about things can help. I believe within the right counselling relationship, therapy can be kind, compassionate, gentle and supportive. Together we can talk about some of the difficulties and struggles you are facing and explore ways through the challenges.
Counselling is your space to explore what's going on in your life. It's a space to talk, to explore your past, present and future. A space to think out loud with someone who can help you make connections or notice patterns. Sometimes feelings can be difficult or painful and I will walk alongside you to explore them in a safe, compassionate place.
Sometimes young people prefer to explore their thoughts and feelings creatively, so I offer both talking therapy and the ability to use creative materials to express themselves.
What to expect in the first session
After you've made that first step and made contact we can arrange a time to have a 20 minute free consultation where we can get talk about how we'd work together and what you want from counselling. You have the opportunity to ask any questions. After that it gives us a chance to arrange a time that suits you to begin therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in counselling skills for working with children (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Award Counselling Skills for working with Children (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills (CPCAB)
- I am a volunteer counsellor for the charity Mind.
- I currently work as a counsellor in a local 6th Form college and a school counsellor.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- My fees are £50 per 50 minute session for adults.
- My fees are £45 per 50 minute session for young people.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation where we can get to know each other, how we might work together and a space for you to ask any questions.