Do you need to talk and feel truly heard? Do you need to process experiences or situations you have faced? I can help. I will provide a safe and supportive space where you can share and explore the emotional pain and difficulties in your life. I can help you to develop healthy coping skills and achieve a a more confident and happier outlook. on life.
Your experience will be central to each therapy session, so we will work in the best way to suit you, going at your pace to find new and helpful ways of approaching life to achieve lasting and positive therapeutic change.
I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, low mood, trauma (including childhood trauma), trying to find meaning in life and coping with mental health issues. I have helped clients to improve difficult relationships, work through addictions (eg. alcohol and substance use,),develop self esteem, cope with challenging behaviours and parenting issues, and cope with diagnoses such as PTSD.
What to expect in your first session? Starting therapy for the first time, or returning, can be a daunting experience. The first session will provide the space for you to meet with me, where you can tell me more about yourself, perhaps you will know or want to explore what you would like to gain from therapy and maybe you will have questions to ask me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. I gained a Bsc in Intergrative counselling in 2012
I have training in art and creative therapy, sand tray work, couples therapy, compassionate focussed therapy, trauma and addiction.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each of the following applies to a full hour:
Student rates for counselling £35
Couple counselling £55 per couple