Working in a safe, confidential space we'll approach your dilemmas at a pace that suits you. With a certificate in coaching I am happy to work in a very focused way to deal with urgent issues quickly.
That said, therapy is one of the very few places left without goals and outcomes, giving you the opportunity to really explore and move towards a life that is productive, well-balanced and intelligent.
The majority of my clients work too hard in jobs they essentially value. Workplace stress is at epidemic levels but there are straightforward ways of finding equilibrium and pleasure in work and your private life.
The counselling relationship is unlike any other you will have experienced. You are given space to think for yourself. Clients consistently tell me that this is particularly valuable because they can reach conclusions that work well for them rather than having to make do with what everyone else expects. Every session is bespoke: there's no one-size-fits-all 'solutions' to make you do anything. You may be surprised how much you might want that.
How long? You can get a lot of work done in 6 weeks. Many clients, having found therapy surprisingly useful, stay longer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Psychotherapy 2009
- BACP Accredited
- Professional Standards Voluntary Register
What I Offer
- Life Coaching
Specialist supervision for nursing, medical and associated staff
Where We Meet
- Workplace stress
- Relationship problems
- Supervision and support for medical staff
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
Individuals £80-£150 - Bolsover Street
Couples £120 - £200
One to one supervision for *low income* students - £45 for 1 hour.
£55 for 1 ½ hours.
One to one work with student therapists: please contact to negotiate.
Group supervision: £40 per person for 2 hours total (40 mins each. Group meets fortnightly.)
One to one supervision for qualified therapists,
average-income student counsellors and NHS staff: £70 for 1 hour.
£80 for 1 ½ hours.
For clients that want to begin the day feeling grounded I start work at 7am. Some Saturday morning sessions are currently available.
I trained and worked as a nurse and a midwife in the 80's and 90's and now supervise nurses, midwives, medical and associated professionals and social workers who want to explore their practice confidentially, in depth and outside of a managerial context.
This work is, like all my work, confidential within the law and non-judgemental. The aim to to explore how you perform, improve on work that could have gone better and celebrate excellence.
My book, What To Expect From Counselling is available from Amazon.
Here are some reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families
By Darkhorse on 5 April 2016
At last! A book that explains, clearly and simply, what to expect when you are referred for counselling, or just want to refer yourself. This is something that many mental health professionals don't explain and the system can be a bit mind-boggling, especially when you aren't feeling at your most confident. Every Community Mental Health facility should recommend this book to new patients - and their families.
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick light read
By Mrs B A McDonald on 5 Oct. 2014
I enjoyed this book, it was light, quick and easy to digest.
I would recommend this book to anyone trying to get a good understanding of counselling from both a client and counsellor perspective.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
By Hilary Spong on 16 Sept. 2016
A very clear, easy to read guide to counselling. It answers the questions that you would like to ask, giving you a clear idea of what to expect before you start, so giving you the confidence to go ahead.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Concise
By Mrs P Pitchford on 26 April 2016
Very useful book. I've had a bit of counselling before and still found this very helpful. Wish I'd read it sooner.