I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to talk about thoughts and feelings that you are struggling to contain and finding that your day to day life is affected.
My skill is to listen without judgement and help you to make sense of your difficulties by offering new perspectives on them and the impact you are feeling. It often helps just to have someone to listen who is not your family or friends.
I have my own private practice which is based at Ransom Wood Business Park which is set in acres of woodland on the outskirts of Mansfield. There is plenty of free parking and a cafe/restaurant on site. It is a tranquil setting that will help bring some calm into your thoughts
Update: November lockdown 2020 My room will be remaining open
Life seems to have taken an unexpected turn for us all, bringing with it many personal challenges. The feeling of isolation and loss as a result of lockdown may have increased your feelings of anxiety and depression. Difficult relationships may be causing you distress and damaging your self- esteem. A bereavement may have left you numb, lost or angry. Your work situation may be causing you sleepless nights and inner worry. Let me help.
Counselling with me does not have to be a long drawn out process. You may just need someone to talk to for one session or a few, for one issue or many. You will not have to wait weeks or months for a slot. I am here for you now. We can meet by phone, online or face to face in a Covid safe space in my room. Pick up the phone right now or email me to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy that I studied for at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.
- CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills.
- Volunteer Counsellor at Reflections, Diabetic and Endocrinology Clinic at Nottingham City Hospital
- Volunteer Counsellor at Nottingham Women's Centre
- Counsellor at CASY - Counselling and Support for Young People
- I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) that ensures that I practice ethically
- I am experienced in working with adults and young people
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
I understand that seeking help and finding a counsellor can be daunting. Therefore, I offer a free phone assessment for us to have a chat to ensure I am the right therapist for you. Here we discuss your expectations of counselling and answer any questions you may have about the process.
My fee is £40 for a 60 minute session (concessions by negotiation)
Concessions offered for
We all have times in our life that challenge us. It might be happening to you right now. It may be things that have happened to you in your past that continue to affect your quality of life. It can be a very difficult decision to come for counselling. You may have asked yourselves lots of questions before getting to this stage. It is very important that you feel comfortable and safe and that you trust the counsellor you choose. It really does help to have someone you can talk to in a completely confidential way. I won't judge you, I will listen and allow you the space to make sense of your worries and help you to find an inner calm.
My therapeutic approach is ethical and professional according to the BACP Ethical Framework. I have a full indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS.