Often life happens at a faster process than we can process. Counselling can give you the space to do this, and as such can be surprisingly valuable.
Some people need a few sessions some longer. Either way, my integrative training in counselling means I can adapt to each client, whether exploring your past experiences and making sense of them, or immediate concerns that require goals and a focus on solutions.
About My Sessions
I acknowledge that the client is an expert on themselves.
I see the sessions as client-driven placing value on individual autonomy and reflection rather than analysis. I work cooperatively with the client to assist them to find their own way to personal development and positive change.
I see counselling as a two way relationship both working towards a better understanding of the difficulties and issues that you are experiencing. I aim to help you to gain the confidence and self-awareness to make better decisions and take more control of your life. I offer a non-judgmental respectful space with a genuine desire for us to work together to help you to better understand your self and support you to make your own decisions.
Please note: During this time I am able to offer both online and telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I gained a Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling in 2000.
- A Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling in 2003.
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling in 2004.
- I was granted the status of BACP Accreditation in Counselling/Psychotherapy 2006.
- I gained a Certificate of Credit on the Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2009.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life changes, lacking meaning and fulfillment in life.
I offer your first session for £30.
I charge £50 per session.
This is negotiated for students and those on limited income.