Hello and welcome
I am an integrative counsellor offering a gentle and welcoming approach where you will feel safe and supported. My genuine and honest way of being, relating with openness and warmth, aims to help you find a way of moving forward at a pace that feels possible for you.
Through listening attentively and being present alongside you, I aim to create a safe and calm therapeutic space for you to explore feelings confidentially and without judgement.
Helping you through life's issues including losses as well as bereavement, I aim to help you gain insight, self-awareness, and clarity in the present.
Being an integrative counsellor means that I draw on a number of different approaches to inform my work. As every human is unique, not everybody works in the same way.
I view the counselling relationship as being in the heart of healing and at the centre of the work, allowing possibility for growth and change.
I work in a way that is professional, empathic, warm and attentive.
Connecting with me
If any of this resonates with you, then you are welcome to reach-out and message me.
We will then aim to schedule a brief telephone conversation at an agreed time to talk through potential practical next steps.
Training, qualifications & experience
About my training and qualifications
I am a fully qualified counsellor who is both registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
My work experience
I am influenced by many years experience of counselling in organisations supporting carers and people who are bereaved. During this work, I also supported clients through a range of life issues including sexuality, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, social isolation, and low self-confidence.
I am committed to maintaining best practice through continuous professional development and regularly attending clinical supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I draw on international experience of supporting people gained in the Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in South Africa, and at Hospice Casa Sperantei in Romania.
In addition to being a counsellor, I draw on over 17 years experience in supporting people informed by my work as tutor, educator, mentor, mediator, community support and outreach worker. Being a part of the young adults group at St Christopher's Hospice has also been inspiring.
Prior to working as a counsellor, I also gained significant life experience working across a diverse admixture of sectors including performing arts, healthcare, emergency services, charity sector, and within the interface between business, education and technology.
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An initial 50-minute assessment is currently offered at a reduced-fee of £35. This gives you the opportunity to experience my therapeutic approach without any obligation to continue and to ask any questions you may have.
After this, if we decide to work together, then the fee for weekly 50-minute counselling sessions is £55 per session.
Counselling sessions usually take place at a set day, time and place each week.
Wherever possible, I aim to offer consession rates for students and people who are in genuine need. Please ask me about this when we make initial contact with each other.
You are most welcome to connect with me to talk through any questions you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening and weekend availability
Types of client