I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and psychotherapist with a proven track record of helping people work through their problems. I offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental relationship in which you can explore personal or difficult issues that may be causing you distress. As your counsellor, I will listen to you with genuineness, empathy, and respect. I will strive to understand you and your world, so as to help you move towards change, and enable you to take charge. I am comfortable working with people with stress, anxiety, low mood, grief, life transitions, relationship problems, low self esteem, work related issues, and depression.
I am a registered member of the BACP, which means that I meet the strict standards required by the BACP Ethical Framework.
My counselling methods are : Person Centred, Integrative, Humanistic, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private practice, I have counselled in a NHS surgery, and am currently counselling on a voluntary basis, for a national charity.
My qualifications are:
Certificate in Basic Counselling and Communication Skills - 2006
Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2007
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2011
Certificate in Adlerian Concepts in Counselling - 2011
Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy Training - 2014
Workshop in Conflict Resolution - 2015
Certificate in NLP Coaching - 2015
BACP UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders - 2015
BACP Endorsed Certificate in Hypnotherapy - 2016
BACP UK/European Symposium on Addiction - 2016
BACP Endorsed Inner Child Workshop - 2017
Certificate in Relationship Counselling - 2018
I receive regular counselling supervision, and undertake continuous professional development.
I hold full personal indemnity insurance.
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
Sessions : £25 (individuals), £35 (couples).
Limited concessions available ( e.g. Students and NHS ) £20 individual.
All sessions are 1 hour.
I review my fees annually.