Eighteen years experience as a therapist working with couples and individuals has reinforced my philosophy of empowering people to find their inner strength and confidence enables them to address their problems and move forward with life.
My experience has reinforced my beliefs that it is the safety and support of a therapeutic relationship that is the most potent ingredient in clients ability to make change.
Finding the right therapist for your counselling journey is important for you to face your fears and worries, you may then choose to make changes to your life.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation for you to get a taste of a therapeutic session and meet me, whilst I assess the issues that you bring. If we are in agreement that we feel we can work together then we move into an assessment session and then a counselling agreement.
I provide short term therapy 6-8 sessions for adults with personal worries such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low confidence, work problems such as stress, redundancy and bullying, relationship or family worries.
Couple therapy for issues such as rows, infidelity, separation, divorce, sexual worries. This is generally for 6-8 sessions also.
Longer term therapy may be needed for deeper issues such as abuse, alcoholism or addiction, low self esteem, eating disorders or trauma.
I will negotiate concessional rates for trainee counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Humanistic Counselling
Couples Therapy Cert
Diploma Brief Solution Focused therapy
Person Centred Art Therapy Cert
Diploma Integrative Therapy
Training in CBT, Mindfulness Bereavement
I have worked for 12 years in the NHS providing time limited therapy for employees covering a vast range of life issues, alongside a private practice working with adults and couples.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is£ 45 for a 50 minute therapy session.
I will negotiation concessional fees for students and clients with financial problem
Mondays 9-1 Tuesday evenings Wednesday 9am-8.30pm Friday 9-1
My consulting room is on the first floor and free parking.
I am very close to public transport links.