Are you lacking in self confidence? Feeling vulnerable, lost or broken? Struggling with coming to terms with your own illness or the loss a loved one through illness, suicide or other circumstances? Maybe you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression? Or simply a sense of unease, a feeling that you can’t put your finger on; an awareness that there are issues affecting your life and the people in it.
I am here to help.
Life isn’t easy and asking for help outside family and friends can be daunting for so many of us. Those feelings of vulnerability and being unable to make sense of life and the situations we face can make the world seem like a very lonely place. It can be helpful to share and talk about your concerns, to be seen and know that your being listened to without judgement. Whatever your reason, be it lack of clarity, a loss of confidence or a sense that you are at a crossroads in life, by reading this you have taken those first brave steps towards change.
The warm welcoming environment I have created allows me to offer a calm, private and confidential safe space for you to feel at ease. Relaxed enough to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings, almost like home from home. During our time together my aim is to encourage feelings of safety, in a place where you feel truly able to kick off your shoes and share your concerns with non-judgemental ears. My aim is to promote your personal growth and inner happiness by challenging, yet supporting the thoughts and behaviours which are causing difficulties in your life, leading to personal growth, a sense of self-acceptance and emotional well-being.
Are you ready to take that first step?
You may feel nervous about taking this step. During our first session we will get to know one another, develop a clear sense of our expectations in undertaking counselling, share your story and work together to develop achievable goals throughout our shared journey.
In developing a good connection with you, we will work together to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship. Through this trust you will begin to unearth and discover the tools that will enable you to grow as a person.
Let me be your scaffolding. I will be here to support you every step of the way. Together we will challenge your thoughts, feelings and emotions and through this and time, you will gain clarity, not just a deeper perspective of your own life, but that of those around you too.
‘The nearer a person comes to a calm mind, the closer they are to strength
Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
Training - Foundation degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Experience - Trinity Hospice working with Bereavement, Loss and End of Life
YMCA - Working with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Bereavement and Loss
TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPIST:
Working with Complex Trauma (First Stage of Trauma Recovery)
Working with Complex Trauma (Second Stage of Trauma Recovery)
Working with Nightmares and Dreams
Trained in: Relational Depth
Trained in: Working with Relationships, Anxiety and depression
Trained in: Understanding Gender Variation and the Issues Trans People face
Trained in: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
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
Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Loss and End of Life.