Welcome. What has brought you here today? Take a moment to notice how you're feeling. You might feel anxious, low or overwhelmed by past or current experiences. You may have experienced loss and want to make sense of it. Or you may be experiencing emotions such as anger or frustration or just a sense that something is not quite right. You are not alone. Many people seek counselling for all sorts of reasons, including to explore and understand difficult relationships, emotions and events, or simply to feel heard.
I hope that you will experience with me, a calm, safe space for you to explore your issues. I will listen to you without judgment and with your wellbeing as my priority. Together, we can explore what is worrying you and agree on a plan of how we might work together. We can work face to face in my Covid-19 secure counselling room, or online.
Why not give me a call or email me for a free initial chat?
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I use a variety of techniques and approaches, for example, mindfulness or psycho-education, according to individual client preferences and needs. This flexible way of working is called an integrative approach, although I primarily work in a person-centred way, being led by you in terms of the content and pace of counselling.
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
Available Monday to Friday mornings for online sessions.
Available Wednesday to Friday afternoon and evenings for face to face sessions.