***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 adult, older 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
When I work
I am available Monday to Friday, 10am to 7:30pm, and Saturday 9am to 12pm.