I wish to offer you a safe and confidential space to explore any difficulties or challenges you may be experiencing. I am an integrative counsellor and clients who work with me find me very calm, supportive and helpful. I have a warm and direct approach.
I believe we all meet times in our life where we can feel overwhelmed and may be struggling - counselling can help. In practice this means working together to become aware of and understand where challenges lie and how things can be different.
I believe that finding the right counsellor - someone you feel understands your issues and can support and help you is extremely important. I offer a free introductory session so we can meet to explore if I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at the Iron Mill and have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Counselling Certificate.
I currently volunteer at a Counselling Charity and have previously volunteered at Mindline.
You may like to know that I also have a degree in Psychology and a teaching qualification. I worked in education for nearly 20 years and bring a wealth of understanding of children, families and learning environments.
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
Daytime and evening sessions available.