I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space so that you can talk freely and in confidence about what's happened in your life. I can help you to make better sense of difficult experiences and show you techniques that'll help you better manage any recurrent anxious, negative or critical thoughts and unhelpful behaviours.
By working together we can explore your realistic hopes and work towards these during therapy. Talking about your problems can also help lessen feelings of hopelessness and isolation and that can be helpful during times of depression, anxiety, uncertainty and sudden change.
Next step...I invite you to call or email me for an appointment. You can tell me about what's troubling you and together we can discuss a support plan that'll best suit your needs.
I abide by the professional and ethical frameworks of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling Society.
I am an accredited practitioner on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register.
I abide by GDPR Legislation and am a registered member of the Information Commissioners Office.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:-
- Diploma in Counselling Practice
- Certificate in Humanistic Theory
- Level 5 Certificate in Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People
- Training in domestic violence and abuse
- Training Embodiment of Trauma
- Training in dealing with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
- Training in Complex-PTSD
I have experience working for:-
- The Samaritans (Suicidal feelings/feelings of hopelessness)
- YMCA (working with homelessness and other adult mental health challenges)
- Shirley High School Performing Arts Academy (mental health challenges amongst children and young people)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I am currently available to support new clients on-line.
- My counselling room is suitable for disabled access.
- There is plenty of free parking near my practice.
- I offer flexible hours to suit working diaries.