Counselling in a calm and comfortable space so you can talk openly and freely about the issues that matter. I am a qualified Person centred BACP registered therapist. I work alongside you in a way that is confidential, respectful, caring, empathic and professional.
I hope you find my approach warm, relaxed and open so you feel safe enough to share the feelings and concerns that you want to explore.
Person centred counselling allows you the chance to lead the process, and talk through your concerns. I appreciate that it can be difficult to approach a counsellor and make that contact and talk about intimate or conflicting feelings. I offer face to face counselling sessions, but welcome communication by phone or email prior to the first session to help lessen any feelings of anxiety.
In our first session, I believe it is important that we can talk about how to work together and how the sessions can move forward at your pace. I often ask what you hope to gain from counselling.
I offer time and space to work with you through particular issues or to talk through an aspect of your life to gain further insight on your situation and choices.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including;
- grief & bereavement
- career or lifestyle change
- Pregnancy difficulties and traumatic birth
- traumatic experiences
- cross-cultural issues
- feeling your life or relationship is at a crossroads
- Feeling you would like to talk with someone
From experience many people have several areas they would like to look at in counselling and the person-centred approach can help with this as you can talk about whatever you feel is relevant.
I have worked with individuals of all ages and diversity, adults, children and young people.
I'm currently in private practice and work from a comfortable room with easy access by car, Free parking is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling with CBT & Play therapy
- Diploma Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic counselling
- Advanced DBS check for working with children and vulnerable adults
- BACP competencies & core skills working with children and young people course
- Post Qualification Diploma in Adolescence and School Counselling
- Post graduate certificate in Supervision
I've been counselling for over 14 years and worked in various education settings, organisations and in private practice in Leicestershire and Northants.
I completed accredited training with the Foundation for Infant Loss and I have experience working in this field. Early or late miscarriages and stillbirth can be distressing & devastating and you might find yourself experiencing all kinds of emotion that you didn't expect and it can be difficult to reach out and seek help. These experiences can have an effect and change relationships with your partner, and extended family.
Future pregnancies can also be impacted and it can be very difficult to enjoy this time before the birth and afterwards. I have also worked with postnatal depression and trauma and talking about these feelings can help to know you do not have to go through this alone.
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 have experience of working with families, individuals and siblings affected by a disability and/or Autism, rare genetic disorders or a chronic condition and those without a medical diagnosis. Coming to terms with a diagnosis has been an area I have supported people through as they come to terms with what it means for them.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the services I can offer and any queries or thoughts that you might have around seeking support or counselling. I can be contacted by mobile or emailed and I will do my best to return your call or email as soon as possible. I do have spaces available for those on lower incomes.
Block bookings and concessions are available feel free to ask.
£25 for a first initial session and then £50 per session
My office hours are 10am - 8.30pm
Counselling for Children and Young People
I can offer 1 to 1 counselling in schools and educational settings, such as primary and secondary schools.
I am Person-Centred in my approach, however, I use some CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and creative play therapy exercises or techniques to help engage children and young people to lessen the pressure to talk directly to an adult about the issues and worries that are troubling them.
If you are considering counselling for your child it might help to think about the following ideas or discuss them with me in order for your child to get the most out of the experience.
- Have they had counselling before?
- Do they regularly talk about the issue?
- Have they asked for help or counselling?
- How do they feel about seeing a counsellor?
It also might be worth considering your feelings about your child seeing a counsellor too. Children and young people use counselling quite differently to adults. Sometimes this means talking about feelings and issues can vary in how many sessions it might take for them to work through their emotions and this can be surprising and unpredictable. I would be happy to discuss with you.