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This professional is available for new clients.
Perhaps there is a specific issue you would like to look at, or maybe an underlying feeling of something not being quite right? You may feel that you are at a point in your life where you would like to make some changes, or perhaps you would like a safe space to explore a little? There are no right or wrong reasons for seeking counselling…
In my practice, I believe in a non-directive approach to counselling, based on my firm belief that you as a client, are the best expert on your own life and situation. During counselling, I will aim to hear you completely and carefully and with acceptance. I value diversity, and will seek to respect your values, choices and culture. I seek to provide a safe and facilitative therapeutic relationship, within which you feel unconditionally accepted and deeply understood. My own experience as both a client and a therapist has shown me that when people are met in this way, they will find within them the ability to move through difficulty and find their own way forward. I will endeavor to be alongside you whatever you wish to explore.
I offer online counselling either synchronously via Doxy, or asynchronously via email exchange.
Please Contact me for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Bsc. (Hons.) Psychology
Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course
Introduction to Online Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Play
Postgraduate Certificate in Trauma Studies
MA Women and Child Abuse
Certificate in Supervision
I am an approved therapist for Bupa and also see clients for a few EAPs when requested. I have extensive experience of counselling and offering therapeutic groups within a Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre and counselling in NHS primary care mental health services. I also have experience of working with people who have experienced bereavement and within a residential drug and alcohol treatment centre. I am a registered, accredited member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework.
As a person-centred counsellor I prefer to see people in a holistic way, rather than by defining them by the issues that they may bring to counselling. Nevertheless I realise that it is reassuring for potential clients to be aware of what previous clients have brought to their sessions. These have included,
Self harm, Suicidal feelings, Addiction, Domestic Violence, Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Body-image, Mental health issues, Sexual issues, Sexual Violence, Sexual abuse, Family issues, Relationships, Spirituality and Religious questioning, Parenting issues, Issues associated with aging.
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.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
Issues that I have particular experience supporting clients with are Depression, Sexual Abuse, Relationship and Family issues, Addictions, and Bereavement.
I have a special interest in working with clients who experience hearing voices, and dissociation, as well as clients who may be diagnosed with a personality disorder.
£55.00 per session
Sessions are 50 minutes.
Online counselling via ZOOM/WhatsAPP is £55 per hour session. Email is £55 per email response.
When I work
I can offer sessions on the telephone or online.
- Some concessionary sessions - there may be a waiting list for these.
- Online Counselling - via email, instant messenger and video call.
- Telephone counselling