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About me

During our lifetimes everyone will find that there are moments that are difficult to cope with as being human isn’t always easy. There may be times of loss or trauma, anxiety or depression, a whole range of other concerns or issues meaning that thoughts and feelings may become overwhelming.  At times like these we can feel lost and unsure of how to move forward and we begin to feel stuck.

As an integrative counsellor, I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings using a range of theories which can be tailored to suit your own individual and unique needs. My role as your therapist is not to tell you what you need to do, as I believe that you are the expert on you. I will accompany you on your journey and help you to face the difficulties that you are, or have, experienced. We can explore your thoughts and feelings, where you are now, where you want to be in the future and what steps you can take in order to make those changes that you want to see.

Whether you are seeking help for a specific short-term issue, or whether you want to work longer term to work things through and explore them in more depth, you have the autonomy to choose what works best for you. You will have a voice and the choice as to what you discuss and in how much detail as sessions are client led. This means that you will feel listened to and really heard without fear of judgement.

Issues that you are dealing with may be current problems, or they may involve things that happened many years ago that you haven’t been able to fully process.  Counselling can help with all of this. You may not be able to change the past, but it may be possible to view it differently and therefore have a different outlook moving forward.  By talking things through you may find that you are able to discover a new perspective so that things that felt overwhelming begin to feel more manageable.

I offer therapy over a range of mediums: I can offer online, telephone or face to face sessions or a blend of these to suit your individual needs.  My office is situated in Stourbridge close to public transport links with both the bus and train station a short distance away.   With my office being minutes away from the picturesque Mary Stevens Park I can also offer a walk and talk therapy session surrounded by nature if that helps you to feel more comfortable.

I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to their ethical framework to ensure that I am working in your best interests.

We can arrange a free initial conversation (either via telephone, online or face to face) during which time we can both decide if we feel we can work together and discuss your hopes and aims for counselling. Sessions will then be arranged once per week and will last for up to 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
EFT Advanced Practitioner Training Programme
Transactional Analysis 101 Course

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation session which may last  for up to 30 minutes, and fees will then be charged from £30-£45.

105 Worcester Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone