I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who is registered by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), an organisation to which I value their ethical framework and work to their highest standard of practice.
I understand that life comes with its personal challenges which can be overwhelming. Relationships may be causing distress, anxiety or stress and can be damaging to your self-esteem. A bereavement may have left you numb, lost or angry. You may be depressed and not understand your need for isolation.
Whatever your situation, I am a therapist that offers a warm, caring approach to support you free from judgement as you gently explore your thoughts and feelings in a place that is confidential.
I have a specialised interest in trauma and use modern day techniques which assist in achieving enhanced self regulation which improves stress responses making positive future change reachable.
As I value the relationship as part of your healing process, I feel it’s vital in finding the right therapist so therefore offer a free initial consultation enabling us to meet and for any of your questions to be answered.
I appreciate it’s difficult to make the first appointment as it’s the first step in doing something different, I encourage you to make contact as you may find it will be the most effective decision you will make for yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- First Class BSc Hons Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Level 3 Counselling Children
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
- Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Young People
- Certificate in Relational & Integrative Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Helping Children tell their stories
- Certificate in working with Metaphor
- Certificate in Children’s Emotional Well-being
- Certificate in Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor
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
£40 per 60 minute session
Reduced rates for trainee counsellors this can be discussed and agreed within the initial consultation.
I do offer some limited discretionary discounts for low income.
I take credit/debit card payments cheque or cash at the start of the session.
I work in the lovely surroundings of Staveley Hall. My room is in a quite comfortable area of the stable building where there is ample free parking.
I offer a free one hour introductory consultation where we can discuss what are your therapeutic requirements. As finding the right therapist is essential, it is a time you can find out about the process and decide with no obligation suitability in working together. It is also a good time to ask any questions.
Once agreed, we will agree on our contract and begin working together on a weekly basis on an agreed time and day.