Counselling can be of great help during times of upset but also when we feel stuck with a particular problem. Engaging in talking therapy can help you gain valuable insight into yourself and the situations you find yourself in. Counselling creates a safe, holding space for you to access your inner resources and bring forth your potential.
My aim is to offer you a space where you can express yourself without worrying about being judged or criticised. I will work with you to facilitate your growth and development, to assist you in finding the best ways that suit you in dealing with the difficulties in life.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, in this school of thought the therapist is trained to work with more than one approach and thus tailoring techniques and knowledge to the individual needs of the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling and an MA in Philosophy. I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework for good practice.
My counselling experience alongside with my work in Mental Health spans over 10 years and covers a wide range of issues such as anxiety and depression, anger management, relationship and work related problems, low self-esteem and assertiveness.
I have worked extensively with individuals suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts, acute anxiety and phobias as well as people who have experienced abuse and trauma at some point in their lives. I have completed further training with Babette Rothschild on the "The Mind and Body of Safer Trauma Therapy".
My studies in Philosophy allow me to work with existential struggles, such as loss of purpose in life, bereavement and life threatening illness. Having worked as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, I have completed a sixty hour course to further my awareness and understanding of the issues experienced by those in grief.
In addition, I have 6 years extensive experience and training working with people affected by problem gambling as an associate counsellor of GamCare; a charity that offers support to people affected by problem gambling.
Finally, I have a keen interest in practicing and incorporating mindfulness into my work by offering a grounded and open presence and when appropriate offering mindfulness techniques.
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
Concessions offered for
Sessions last 60 mins and cost £45 offered online or via the telephone during lockdown.
Mon - Fri, evenings also available.