Hello and welcome
I imagine that if you are reading this, you are facing some difficulties in your life at this present time.
I can offer you a safe place for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings.
If you have never experienced counselling or psychotherapy therapy, you may not be aware of the benefits and positive effects of sharing your issues with a trained counsellor.
My aim is to listen, support and help you to find the strength to make positive and lasting changes.
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor, which means I adapt my style of working to meet the individual needs of my client.
I can offer you guidance and support in working through negative beliefs, problems and self-defeating behaviour.
I work with integrity, empathy and compassion. My focus is to listen to your concerns and difficulties that you are currently experiencing in a safe and confidential space without judgement.
I know it takes courage to seek help and it's important to find the right therapist for you, I am aware that every individual comes with their unique complexities and histories, so I tailor my therapeutic knowledge and skills to your specific needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified therapist and as a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy I am bound by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have experience in working with issues such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, trauma, loss, and low self-esteem
Alongside my private practice, I am also a volunteer trained bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavement UK.
I was also counselled vulnerable young people and teenagers at Time to Talk. When working with younger children, I practice art/play therapy based work.
Prior to obtaining my counselling qualifications, I have had 30 years’ experience in owning and running my family business whilst raising my children. I have a great understanding of the stress and pressures experienced when balancing work and family life.
· Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
· Certificate in Counselling Skills
· Certificate in Bereavement Awareness
· Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
· Experience of family counselling and special needs
· Experience of working with sexual identification
· Experience of working with young people within a senior school .
· Advanced DBS Certificate (formerly known as CRB)
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
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, normally on a weekly basis at a time agreed between us.
I charge £50 per session. However, the first session is £40 and is an opportunity for you to understand how I work and decide whether you feel that we can work effectively together.
I see the majority of my clients during the day however, early morning and evening appointments are available.
i am able to offer counselling sessions by video call/telephone at the moment and i can be flexible about session times. To abide the current Covid government guide lines.
I continue to attend courses on a regular basis which allow me to offer my clients the most relevant and effective support and guidance.
My therapy room is located on a quiet road and there is easy, free parking right outside. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer disabled access.
I am fully insured and have public liability insurance.