There are times when having a safe space to talk through our worries can really help us cope. We can come across difficulties in life which we can struggle to manage on our own, including bereavement, work troubles, relationship breakdowns and issues, health problems and different family issues.
My belief is that we all have potential and strengths within us which at times we can need support to access. Counselling offers a time that is yours, away from the stresses and demands of everyday life, where together we can work towards a more peaceful way of being for you.
My way of working makes sure you feel at the heart of our time together. By being in a discreet, non-judgemental, empathic environment which is warm, confidential and secure you can open up and talk about what is bothering you. I believe you know yourself better than anyone and that as your counsellor I am here to listen and support you as we explore the issues you wish to bring.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Integrative Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and work as both a counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have additional qualifications and experience working with domestic abuse, child abuse, FGM and trauma as well as with disability, learning difficulties and with people with a variety of health conditions. I hold certificates in various issues including Understanding Mental Health as well as working with vulnerable adults, child protection, data protection, equality and diversity. I currently work both in private practice and for the NHS as a high intensity Counselling for Depression IAPT therapist working with clients with Depression and Anxiety.
I have a background working with women as part of a Women's Centre dealing with the complex feelings around living with and moving on from relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and fertility issues such as miscarriage and stillbirth. I appreciate how hard it can be to seek support when you are either in or trying to move on from a difficult and/or complex relationship. I have training and experience working with women to offer support during this transition.
In addition I have worked for many years with young people as well as people with disabilities and learning difficulties in a variety of capacities and have worked for a young people's counselling agency. I have also worked in a secondary school as a counsellor where I worked with a diverse range of issues including exam stress, life changes, pressure of transition and family problems.
Issues I have experience working with:
- Relationship issues and difficulties
- Domestic abuse
- Survivors and non abusing parents who have experienced child and/or sexual abuse
- Self harm
- A known or sense of trauma
- Health problems
- Work problems
- Life events causing difficulties
- Fertility issues including living through IVF, stillbirth and miscarriage
- Young people
Member Organisations: NCS
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work under their guidelines and Ethical Framework.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
£60.00 per session
I offer an initial appointment of 30 minutes with the fee of £30 where you can see whether you feel that you want us to work together. If you feel comfortable and decide you want to extend this to a full 50 minute session the fee then changes to £60.
Subsequent sessions are £60 for each 50 minute session, once a week at an agreed time.
My practice has moved online in response to the current pandemic. In the future I hope to return to face to face however for now I am offering phone, video call or zoom sessions. I currently have daytime availability so please do get in touch to discuss appointment times.
Whilst I understand that life can change our plans at the last minute I request 24 hours notice of session cancellation. Without this notice I charge a full session fee of £60 to cover my costs.
Fees can be paid via BACS or bank transfer within the 24 hours before the appointment.
Please contact me if you have other needs or questions which you feel are not explained here.
I offer appointments on Monday and Friday. Please get in touch to discuss what time suits you best.