Hello and welcome to my profile, here my intention is to give you some insight into my practice and approach to counselling.
I'm a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor with several years counselling experience. I have worked within various counselling organisations and schools, offering individual therapy and support to those that need it most. I am trained integratively which means I draw upon several theoretical approaches to counselling. I do not hold the view that one stand-alone theory can adequately offer my clients the flexibility to work with the many presenting issues they may need support with.
Counselling should be as individual as you are so I collaborate with you to tailor therapy sessions which feel right for you. I offer a safe and confidential space within which we can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement so that together we can begin the journey towards your goals, ensuring we review our work at regular intervals.
I place a great emphasis on our working alliance because I believe this to be at the core of eventual change. You will find me to be empathetic, down to earth and relatable. I appreciate that the counselling process can be challenging and endeavour to create a relaxed and calm therapeutic environment. Together we can develop awareness and coping techniques that are helpful and conducive to healing.
It is my belief that everyone should have access to counselling despite their circumstances so offer affordable support and work weekends. Sessions are usually on a weekly basis, last 50 minutes and can be short term or open ended. As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their ethical framework ensuring I continue to work to a standard of excellence. I have personal indemnity insurance and receive regular clinical supervision.
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
- Dip. Counselling Skills
- Dip. Health and Human Science
- Dip. Health and Social Care
- Cert. Play Therapy Techniques
- CPD in Trauma
- CPD in Safeguarding
- CPD in Eating Disorders
- CPD in Domestic Violence
- CPD in Working with Attachment Theory
- CPD in Addiction Studies
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
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 a special affinity with young people, perhaps because I understand some of the unique difficulties many encounter. The emotional needs of younger people are often overlooked by whole sections of society whereas I believe everyone should be heard and encouraged to "find their voice."
Never before have we experienced the opportunities and potential stresses this social media driven, technological age has afforded.
Over comparison, poor body imagery, low self confidence, online bullying, social anxiety and suicidal ideation are just some of the issues I help my clients with.
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Prices on a sliding scale dependant on location.
£40-£55 per 50 minute session.
I also have a limited number of discounted spaces for students and those on a low income. So do contact me if you feel this applies to you.
Monday - Friday
Whether it's anxiety, relationship issues, panic attacks, bereavement or something else. You have come to the right place. Seeking help can be a difficult decision and I want to take the opportunity to congratulate you on taking the first step on your pathway towards change.
Call me today or send me a message through my web page (the link is at the top of this page).
Thank you for your time.