This is a time of stress, anxiety,and perhaps loneliness and isolation. At times like this it may be that you feel vulnerable and that your emotions are overwhelming. It is not unusual for stressful circumstances to raise past difficulties that you thought you had dealt with or successfully buried. Counselling provides a safe environment in which your deepest concerns are heard with values of care, support and respect. Now we are unable to meet face to face, but I continue to offer online counselling as an alternative if this is more convenient for you. Although many people prefer face to face sessions, meeting online provides an opportunity to get the support you need.
As your counsellor, I listen without preconceptions or judgement, to whatever you bring. I offer space for self-reflection, resolving issues and self-development. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but I will be with you to help you on your personal journey as you explore and make your own decisions.
I use an integrative model, meaning that I combine a range of different approaches in order to support you in a way which works best for you.
My approaches include: Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Human Social Functioning, Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, etc.
After initial contact by phone or email we can arrange a session. At any point on this journey, from your first enquiry onwards, you are very welcome to ask questions and concerns you may have about your counselling.
At first we may meet weekly or fortnightly depending on what suits you and the number of sessions will depend on what you need and bring. You will be given the opportunity for a review at regular intervals to assess and consider progress and give direction for the way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: BSc Psych.
Advanced diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
It goes without saying that everyone is totally unique. In my experience over the last 18 years with men and women, I have been presented with a wide variety of presenting issues and needs and no two journeys have been the same. I use an integrative model which is able to draw from a range of models to try to address your individual style or need.
I would refer you to another professional if we agreed your journey would benefit from a different experience.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
in addition, I am qualified in Human Social Functioning and have wide experience in:
Relationship difficulties (in different areas of life)
Identity (low self esteem, social anxiety)
I work from a garden office at home which enables greater flexibility to suit your needs. Latest appointments are at 7.30pm
Working from home, I have flexibility as far as appointment times are concerned. So please contact me so that we can work out a time that suits both our timetables.
I also continue to offer online counselling by Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or FaceTime, if distance or inconvenience are an issue for you.