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. Although we are unable to meet face to face, online counselling 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. You will be given the opportunity ask questions and concerns you may have about counselling before starting your counselling journey.
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
Advanced diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
Everyone is totally unique and so my experience over the last 18 years has been with men, women (adults and teens), with a wide variety of presenting issues and needs.
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 experience in:
Relationship (in different areas of life)
Fees: £40.00 per session.
I have flexibility as far as appointment times are concerned.
I am continuing to offer online counselling by Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime.
If you wish to meet face to face, this can take place after a discussion about how I am applying the government guidelines re covid safety, to my setting. Please contact me by phone for this or email me and I can send you information.