I have 19 years experience working in the counselling field, including voluntary, statutory and Private sectors.
My experience includes:
- Working within a GP practice dealing with issues including anxiety,depression,social anxiety,OCD and trauma therapy.
- Referrals received from Social Services incorporating Consultative and Reporting work.
- I work with couples /individuals experiencing relationship difficulties.
- Working with survivors of sexual abuse, including taking referrals from an organisation dealing with survivors of Clerical abuse.
- Working with individuals in crisis, experiencing suicidal thoughts, intent.
- Worked within the probation Service,N.Ireland with young offenders working towards rehabilitation.
- I work as a Part- time Lecturer delivering counselling courses.
I am currently on a Register as an Accredited Psychotherapist for the charity, Yes To Life, which offers counselling to individuals diagnosed with Cancer and their families.Clients and family members can access this service following an initial assessment and is delivered at no cost.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered General Nurse (1990-2010)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1999-2000)
Certificate in Counselling Theory (2000-2001)
Advance Certificate in Counselling (2001-2003)
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2004
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2012
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2012
Dip HE Psychology(OPEN) 2019
BSc Hons in Psychology and Counselling with Open University 2021
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45 per individual session.
£60 per couple.
Concessions may apply.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
I work as a Part time Lecturer within Southern Regional College delivering courses on Counselling.