The current COVID 19 virus means that I am only able to offer counselling via telephone or online via Zoom.
Would you like support to make a change in your life? Not sure if counselling is right for you? I understand that reaching out and seeking support when trying to cope with difficult feelings and life events can seem daunting. It is for this reason that I work to create an open and trusting alliance with you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Whether you are struggling to cope in the present, troubled by events from your past or anxious about the future, I will support you so that you are able to explore these issues and enable you to move forward in a way that feels right for you.
I offer long and short term counselling to individuals drawing from psychodynamic, person centred and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) models and tailor my approach to support you in the most effective way.
I work with adults on a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression and relationship worries and have additional experience working with people recovering from addictions relating to drug and alcohol misuse. I also have experience of working in highly pressurised environments, where I witnessed the impact of workplace stress on both the individuals affected and those closest to them.
I have also been a Samaritan where I had the privilege of working as a member of the training team supporting and mentoring new recruits.
If you believe now is the time to make that change, I offer a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes so that you can ask questions and I can explain how I work. You can then decide if you would like to make your first appointment.
As the great philosopher Epictetus said "Nothing truly stops you, nothing truly holds you back, for your own will is always within your control".
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling Studies.
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Samaritans - member of the training team.
CGL Drug and Alcohol training certification.
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
I offer daytime and evening appointments from Monday to Friday and morning appointments on Saturdays. Please contact me to check availability.
If you would like to make an enquiry, please send me a message and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you.