I am a qualified counsellor working with children, young people and adults. Choosing a counsellor for yourself or for someone in your care can be hard and stressful. It is really important that you make contact and then meet the counsellor in order to see whether you could work with them. That you feel you will be listened to, understood and that the relationship you form with your counsellor will give you a genuine sense of being held and supported.
You have taken that step. You have acknowledged that you/your child needs more support and you are looking for that person. This is showing strength and a determination to get the support you feel you need. This is where I can help you reflect on your needs, worries and how you cope because I believe that each client has the ability to find the answers and make the changes, they may just need someone there that can help them do that. To keep you safe in moments of vulnerability and exploration.
When working with clients I offer various means for them to explore their feelings because sometimes saying the words can be too difficult to start with. So I offer sand tray work, art and craft, play therapy, games - whatever the client feels more comfortable and safer using.
I adhere to working within the ethical framework guided by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Higher Education, Counselling Children and Young People
I have counselled primary aged and secondary aged children and young people in school settings as well as in private practice. Helping clients with grief, educational and peer pressures, family relationship dynamics, illness, anxiety and low confidence, and depression.
I have worked in schools for over 10 years, supporting children with additional needs - their self directed and reflective development of emotional, social and behavioural awareness.
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
Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm; 7pm to 9pm