What if you could be kinder to yourself? What if you could experience less anxiety and low mood? What if you could be supported in healing from trauma and in letting go of shame? What if you could become more assertive and set healthy boundaries?
Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling unsettled, sad, anxious, confused, or stressed. You might have put on a happy mask for too long and you’re exhausted. I invite you to imagine how things could be different and, with this hope - no matter how small the hope might be-, I invite you to get in touch with me.
It can be overwhelming to choose a counsellor. I respect the courage it takes to seek counselling and be vulnerable. I aim to create a warm, trusting, and compassionate space where you can feel safe to be yourself and talk openly. I won’t tell you what to do but I will help you explore what is getting in the way of your wellbeing and growth.
What happens in sessions.
I believe in the importance of developing self-compassion and of working with the whole you. I will ask you compassionate questions so that we can explore your thoughts, your beliefs about yourself and others, your emotions, your strengths and values, your behaviours, and the sensations in your body. We will go at your own pace and you will decide what you want to work on. Each session lasts up to 50 minutes. During the first session, we will go over the confidentiality agreement and it will be a space for you to ask questions and decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor which means I will work in a tailored way, using different counselling approaches, to find what works for you and what doesn’t. I have a counselling diploma with a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach, and I also work in a person-centred, body-based, and trauma-informed way. I'm a registered member with BACP and follow their code of ethics.
Who I work with.
I work with everyone over the age of 18 years old, including all members of the transgender community and non-binary people, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious or cultural background.
I have a background in working with people who are experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, unassertiveness, feeling unworthy, depression, shame, relationship difficulties, loss of meaning, and difficult life transitions. I have years of experience working with people who have lived through trauma, domestic abuse, childhood abuse or neglect, and sexual violence, though this is not an exhaustive list.
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
Assertiveness and boundaries
Concessions offered for
It can be scary to start counselling and you might have a lot of questions or concerns. I understand that it is important to find a therapist whom you feel comfortable with. Therefore, I offer an initial appointment to all clients at the reduced cost of £25 so that you can meet me with no obligation to further therapy.
Following sessions will cost £45, and I have a few spaces available at a reduced cost of £35.
At the moment, I only offer video counselling sessions, on Zoom or similar platforms. You will need access to the Internet and to a confidential space where you can talk freely.
Please email me if you would like more information or if you would like to arrange a first session together.
Daytime and evening appointments.
“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”