In light of the government's recent advice I am offering counselling sessions via Skype, Zoom and over the telephone. Please contact me to find out more or to book an appointment. I am continuing to support existing clients and have some availability for new clients.
Welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
At some point in our lives we may experience feelings of being overwhelmed, numb, sad and stuck and may feel we cannot cope. These feelings often affect our work, personal life and relationships and this is where counselling can help. Counselling is a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space set aside just for you to talk about what is really going on. It is different to talking to family members or friends in that counsellors are professionally trained to support long term growth and change.
In my experience the moment you decide to get in touch the closer you are to finding answers to the issues that are troubling you. As the counselling progresses you will begin to have an understanding of what the difficulties are and from there begin working towards managing, solving and changing things.
My approach to counselling is integrative which simply means I use a range of theories and approaches to support you. Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are amongst the approaches I use. I value each client as a unique individual and believe in the uniqueness of every situation therefore a tailored programme of work is agreed between us.
What to do next
Whatever your reasons are I know how difficult it is to make the first move to see a counsellor and will therefore aim to see you as soon as possible. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me for a free initial discussion. Please remember that you are under no obligation to make an appointment. Should you decide to book an initial consultation with me I can offer this at a reduced rate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Qualifications and Experience
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- Legal Practice Course
- Common Professional Examination in Law
- BA Hons Degree
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a solicitor and this has given me a unique insight into the strains, stresses and issues in the workplace. I am currently presenting and facilitating courses within law firms to provide insight and information on the prevention and reduction of stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression in the workplace.
I am also working as a volunteer bereavement counsellor at St Christopher’s Hospice.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you are interested in walking and talking therapy please ask me about this.
Availability weekdays & weekday evenings.
Also limited availability Saturday mornings. Please contact me to discuss making an appointment at a specific time and day.