***Update: I am now offering face-to-face sessions in a purpose-designed, 'Covid secure' environment. Do contact me for more details.***
If you, or someone you care about, is experiencing difficulties in life, it can be helpful to talk with a highly-skilled and experienced professional who can help to navigate through these moments. As a psychotherapist registered with the BACP, I provide a compassionate and safe space for you to explore these issues in a non-judgmental manner.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in mental health since 2008 across a range of different areas including for the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. In older adult, adult, forensic, in-patient and community settings. I hold an MSc in counselling and psychotherapy which trained me to integrate a person-centred approach with CBT and attachment, bringing in Compassion Focussed Therapy, to best meet the needs of clients.
I have worked with clients bringing a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic abuse and low self-esteem. Despite this, the most important part of any therapy is based on the relationship between client and therapist so I would be delighted to hear from you to see whether my approach works best for you.
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 am available Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, and Saturday 9am to 12pm.