I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been working in General Practice, in the community working with the bereaved and in private practice since 2008.
I an integrative counsellor which means that I use different counselling approaches in order to be able to work with each client or couple in a way that works best for them.
Depending on what is brought to counselling I may encourage you to look back into past history and childhood experiences or it may be more relevant to work with the present and life circumstances as they are now.
I offer both short-term and longer term counselling and work with individuals living with the effects of abuse and those suffering from a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, self-harm, bereavement and loss, issues related to sexuality and difficulties with anger.
I am a trained 'Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist' (EFT) working with couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship and offer a secure and structured way to look at recurring difficulties including problems with communication, intimacy and sexual difficulties, the effects on the relationship of past history and ways of handling conflict constructively.
Research consistently shows that what matters most in counselling is the relationship between the client and counsellor and my aim is to provide a confidential space where you feel accepted and understood and able to examine more deeply how you are feeling and what you are thinking and experiencing.
I offer an uninterrupted, non-judgemental relationship to help you understand and accept yourself with the compassion and kindness that is so often missing in our relationships, both with ourselves and with others and which can then lead to low self-esteem, depression and distress.
I believe that undertaking counselling can offer the opportunity to accept oneself more fully and a chance to find healing, peace of mind and the freedom to live a more contented and fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Accreditation with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred)
Trained Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT trained)
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
I offer both short-term solution-focused therapy and also long term therapy exploring underlying issues and repeating life patterns.
I work with both individuals and couples and also offer supervision to counselling students and qualified therapists and have experience of working with groups and individuals.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45/ 60 minute session for individual therapy
£70/ 60 minute session for couples
£50/ 60 minute session for counselling supervision
Monday to Wednesday including early morning and evening sessions.