Each and every one of us can improve on our mental health in some way, to enable a feeling of more control, having a more balanced life and allow more time and space for relationships, work, relaxation and fun.
So often people wait until they are completely overwhelmed before seeking help, thinking that they are the only one to think or feel the way they do, and this can intensify how stuck we feel in any situation.
While I trained in the person-centred approach, I have developed a more integrative perspective, meaning that you, the client, can have a response that is more tailored to your needs. You are the expert in your own life and that will determine the direction and depth of therapy. Together we will work on the steps needed to help you overcome your current situation, helping you to feel more resilient to life's challenges. I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space to allow us to identify and resolve whatever has brought you to counselling; reach your goals and move forward in your life, finding your own unique way forward.
I work with clients for both short-term and long-term counselling; sessions last for 50 minutes however the initial session of around half an hour will be discounted to allow you the opportunity to ask any questions, get a sense of how I work & decide whether you feel you would like to continue.
Currently due to Covid-19, I am offering sessions via telephone or video link.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling
My career in mental health started in 2007. I have worked for 3rd sector organisations since than as a counsellor, mental health worker & group wellbeing facilitator. I support people experiencing a wide variety of issues stemming from their professional, personal or physical health. This experience enables me to draw from an equally wide variety of tools, techniques and understanding of mental health
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.