I have been practicing as a counsellor for over 10years. I work within the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model,but my approach is always tailored to your needs ,so I do use other models of counselling. For example the Person Centred approach.
I work privately, and also work in a counselling agency called Listening Post, where I volunteer as a counsellor,and an assessor. I have done this for over 10years. Working in both settings has allowed me to gain huge experience in the many issues and challenges people face,in their everyday lives.
I offer a warm, empathic and compassionate approach within a safe environment, which allows you the client, to explore and challenge your current difficulties at your own pace. It is by creating this safe place together, that you will be able to explore and gain a greater awareness of yourself.
You will be able to uncover what may trigger negative feelings and thoughts. Together, we can slowly unravel any challenges in your life and begin to understand how they may obstruct you from moving forward. We can rebuild your confidence and get you back on track.
Over the years I have gained particular experience in the following areas:
- domestic violence
- low self-esteem
- sexual abuse
- and stress
However, I am able to work with any issue.
I recognise that we all have a unique story to tell and even taking the first steps into a journey with a counsellor by looking at this directory takes courage. Be assured that confidentiality is taken with the utmost seriousness. I always work within the BACP ethical framework. This framework gives me and my clients an anchor throughout the counselling process.
We cannot love every minute of every day but finding ways and time to love some part of our day makes it seem worthwhile. Together I hope we can expand and connect those individual moments.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited status as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling
Certificate in Counselling in Counselling Skills Level 3
Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 2
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
Introduction to Counselling Skills
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£45 per individual for a 50 minute session.
£45 per initial assessment.
£30 per individual for a 50 minute session for students/ NHS workers.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation, I do have a number of lower cost places.
Please feel free to contact me to arrange a time.