I have over 25 years of experience in therapeutic work , for the past 15 years have worked as a counsellor in a University. I have also worked in the NHS, a 6th Form college and private practice.
I have worked successfully with a diverse range of clients and issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, self-esteem, bereavement, eating disorders, identity, sexuality and relationship problems.
I am experienced in both short term and longer term work.
The number of sessions you have depends on what works for you, and what you want out of your counselling.
I believe the most important thing in my work is to offer you a safe & confidential space where you can discuss whatever it is that is troubling you. Having the opportunity to talk through what you are experiencing offers you the chance to gain awareness and perspective, which in turn , allows the possibility for more choice.
My Integrative training means I draw from different styles to find a way of working which best suits you.
Counselling can help you to gain better coping strategies, strengthen your resources and find new ways of dealing with things in your life.
It can be helpful when we are finding things tough - either for a particular reason (for example, a bereavement or current stressful situation) or just in general - when everything feels too much and we need extra support or feel really stuck.
Please do feel free to contact me to find out more about the way I work or to book an initial appointment. You can email or phone me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I am an experienced supervisor for both students and qualified counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
Group Facilitation Training.
Diploma in Shiatsu
Areas of further training.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Short Term Solution Focussed Therapy
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling (50 minute sessions ) £45 . Some Concessions available .
I offer daytime and evening appointments throughout the week.