Counselling can be the first step in taking care of yourself and creating self value. As a fully qualified counsellor I aim to provide a warm, trustworthy and genuine relationship throughout our work together, enabling personal growth and positive influences in your ability to take charge of your life without giving you advice or sharing my opinions.
I believe that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist in feeling safe and understood, are the necessary conditions for working through your problems and determining the outcome of therapy.
I have experience working with a wide range of diverse and psychological issues and I am accredited in the Influences of Behaviour. Various settings that I have worked, include the NHS in GP Surgeries, Registered Bereavement Services (HBBS) and Mainstream Secondary Schools within the public sector. My Private Practice offers Individual Counselling and Couples Counselling.
I believe that everyone is unique with their own personal view of the world and each individual has their own responses to life events. Men and women of all ages and backgrounds seek counselling for many different reasons such as, feeling confused or unhappy with relationships, troubled by reactions to events or people from past experiences, suffering from stress, anxiety, feeling depressed and lonely or emotionally distressed with a recent life crises such as divorce or bereavement. You may simply be feeling that something's not 'quite right' and want to make sense of your life.
Sharing how you feel with your counsellor and having your feelings heard and respected, can be extremely helpful in facilitating change.
How you express your feelings is personal and we all have our own ways of doing this. Within the process of counselling, I aim to help you gain a sense of awareness of how the difficulties you are experiencing are impacting on your life and your relationships. Therapy enables you to explore and identify your feelings, whilst help you to recognise and draw on your own resources and strengths in discovering solutions to grow and develop.
As an experienced practitioner and a registered member of the professional association, (BACP) I run my own practice with the highest level of competence in abiding by ethical guidelines and I am committed to professional development to enhance my work. My approaches include Psychotherapy, Humanistic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis, which I specifically tailor to your needs and concerns. My work is fully focused on our relationship and you as an individual.
I offer an initial assessment for us both the opportunity to meet and discuss your difficulties and for you to gain a sense in if I am the right person for you. Sessions can be short or long term, where you can talk freely at your own pace in a safe, non judgmental and confidential setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications are:
- CPCAB Integrative Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy
- CPCAB Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Counselling Skills
- NOCN Understanding Mental Health & Well being
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Attachment Theory from the inside/ Relationship Issues
- Working Therapeutically with Lies, Shame & Guilt
- Understanding Anger and Rage
- BACP Neurotransmitters, Anxiety, Depression & Addictions
- Dissociation, Trauma & Abuse
- Bereavement & Loss
- Professional Accreditation in the Influences of Behaviour
- Dealing with Vicarious Trauma
- Verbal Behaviour
- Working Therapeutically with Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy
- Advanced Certified in Clinical Supervision for Counsellors
- Certificate Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
- Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
- Accreditation in The Development of Children and Young People
- Accreditation in Working Professionally with Children and Young People
- Fully DBS checked
- Dementia Awareness
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
I am also an advanced Supervisor for Counsellors working in mental Health. I have previous experiences in applying, behaviour analysis therapy, for parents/carers of children and young people with autism. My work involved reducing frustrations and anxiety. Becoming aware of the way we react and respond, enables the ability to healthy communication in relationships, whilst creating positive attitudes of being and achieving Self Value with an aim to meeting your goals.
I offer a free initial phone call assessment which enables us both the opportunity to discuss your difficulties and for you to gain a sense in if I am the right person for you.
- Individual Counselling is for 50 minutes £40. Sessions from 6.30pm are for 50 minutes £50.
- Couples Counselling is for 50 minutes £60
- Young People Counselling is for 50 minutes £40
Monday to Friday 9am to 7.30pm.
My private practice is held in a discreet and peaceful log cabin situated away from an existing building, which aims to provide a safe place for you to express your feelings/anxieties in therapeutic and confidential setting.
There are no parking restrictions if travelling by car and I am within a short walking distance from public transport.
Please feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have or to make an appointment.