About me

Welcome to my information page. I hope you find it useful as you seek to make this significant decision of finding help and counselling.

We all have times in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and stuck. Counselling offers an opportunity to have a safe place in which to talk through and explore these thoughts, feelings, and challenges, in a confidential and safe setting.

In light of this, and my person centred approach as a counsellor, I would trust and value you, in my accompanying and counselling you on your own unique journey towards finding a way forward, into a more peaceful and settled place. I would offer you, and all you bring to the sessions, acceptance, understanding and authenticity, in a respectful and non judgemental environment.

Having worked with people for forty five years, I draw on this wealth of experience, and learning, to help me specifically tailor what I offer to each person.

I work with many types of issues and challenges, including depression, loss, abuse, relationship difficulties and general anxiety and uncertainty.

I also have a interest in spirituality, and am willing and able to work with these aspects of life, but only if you decided you wanted to explore these areas.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a counsellor for over twenty years, and have also taught counselling diplomas at post graduate level; I also supervise counsellors.

I am both registered and accredited with my professional association.

Prior to working in counselling, and also alongside and including working in counselling, I was a social worker, and also a pastoral worker, for a number of years

I have social work, pastoral work, and counselling qualifications.

MA Mental Health/ Sociology

Cert Comm Ed

CQSW/ Dip SW

ASW Mental Health

Adv Cert Couns

Dip Spiritual Accompaniment

I am very happy to talk with you further about my approach to counselling, and my qualifications and experience, if you should wish to do so.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Fees

Additional information

I usually charge £40 per hour, and £60 per hour and a half, but this is negotiable.

Availability

I generally work Tuesdays to Fridays. I offer both online and face to face sessions.

Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.