If you recognise that something is not right in your life, it can be of huge help to explore this further; particularly if it is a repeated feeling. Sometimes it is obvious when a particularly testing time is around and sometimes it is less obvious what the cause of discontent, stress and unhappiness might be. It may be relationship difficulties, employment pressures, low self worth and low self esteem, depression or anxiety, as examples. The Covid 19 situation may have added to dilemmas and concerns.
Sometimes you may not even know what it is you need; you just feel the need to be with someone who will accompany you in understanding your world and experiences and will not judge you. To be able to speak your own truth can in itself be a release that brings benefits.
Counselling provides you with time that is dedicated to you in complete confidence. Within an accompanying and safe relationship, counselling may help you find some of your own answers and understanding to enable you to live a fuller life or find your own way through a situation, that on at the moment seems too big to tackle.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling Professionals (MBACP – Accred) with a Person Centred Existential Approach to Counselling. I am an ICF ACC accredited coach with wide experience across a range of environments and cultures. During these difficult times in our world, I am able to offer on line video counselling.
I work in the main with adults, and couples. I have an integrative approach which means that I work with individual needs and adapt to each client in a truly personal way.
I will not direct you to areas that you do not choose to go to. I will seek to provide an environment that helps you to realise your own potential. I am bound by the Ethical Framework of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.
I receive regular supervision and attend personal development for myself as part of my on going training.
I have a broad general experience. I have worked for a number of local counselling agencies as well as my own private practice. My experience includes working with relationships, depression, identity problems, self harm, employment problems, workplace difficulty and career decisions. This is not an exhaustive list.
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.
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
Fees: £55 - £65 per session (50 minutes per session). Concessions available, please ask.
I am currently able to take bookings for on line and telephone counselling.