There are times in our lives when we need help - a listenng ear perhaps? from someone who can support you through some of the challenges that life throws at us all from time to time.
Yet, it's often during these times -when we are sad, distressed or maybe confused, that asking for help can be so hard.
However, the decision to pick up that phone and seek professional counselling could prove to be the beginning of a life changing journey for you.
I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, who draws from a range of counselling techniques and traditions in order to ensure that my clients benefit from an approach that is designed to meet their individual needs.
As a member of the BACP, I abide by its code of ethics. Hence, someone using my service for the first time can expect to find a confidential, safe, non judgemental space, where they can explore those thoughts and feelings that have been causing them emotional pain, confusion or difficulty.
I work closely with each individual to support them in the task of identifying areas of their lives that they would like to see changed. Together we then explore options and choices. I support the individual to formulate goals, and decide on a therapeutic plan to guide them on their journey to greater wellbeing.
My counselling experience has been mainly focused in the following areas: Stress, anger management, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, identity/cultural issues, substance misuse and general mental health issues.
I have always worked with a diverse client group, and therefore would like to extend a particular welcome, to those of you who may be struggling with issues relating to difference and/or identity.
My counselling approach is mainly influenced by the following:
Person Centred Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused Approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA and Pg Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Person Centred Approach training/experience.
More than 22 years experience as mental health practitioner/manager.
Experience providing counselling service in day centre and residential settings for vulnerable adults.
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
Concessions for counselling students/unemployed.