I am a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am experienced in supporting adult clients with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, separation and divorce, low self-esteem, anger, stress, loneliness, childhood issues, family and relationship issues.
The decision to consider seeing a counsellor can often feel daunting, whether it is your first experience of counselling or not. You may be experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings that you find hard to share with others. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk openly about your struggles without being judged. Expressing feelings for the first time can often bring clarity to a situation and be the first step towards understanding why you feel the way you do.
My aim is to create an open and trusting partnership, in which you feel comfortable and supported. By helping you to explore your thoughts and emotions, our work together can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. This in turn can lead to positive change and more fulfilment from your life.
My approach is integrative, which means I am abIe to draw on a number of different theoretical models in order to tailor my work with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (1st class Hons) in integrative-relational counselling
- NCFE level 3 - Counselling skills and theory
- AQA level 2 - Counselling skills
- Mindfulness based stress reduction
- PTSD and Trauma: the basics and beyond
- Working with relational trauma: dealing with disorganised attachment
- Attachment in the Early Years
- Bereavement and loss
- Transactional Analysis: theory into practice
- Qualified Mental Health First Aider - Mental Health First Aid England
As well as running my private therapy practice, I work as a therapist in the voluntary sector, counselling clients at two local charities. I also have experience of working as a counsellor in a GP surgery within the NHS.
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
£60.00 per session
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £60 per session. A reduced rate of £40 is charged for the initial meeting.
Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 6.00pm. I offer a limited number of evening appointments.
Code of Ethics
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical framework for good practice. To find out more information visit their website at bacp.co.uk.