I am a person Centred Counsellor. I believe that whatever the problem is, we all have the ability within us to find the answer. I will work with you to explore, gain insight into and look for a way for you to find the resolution to whatever it is that is bothering you. I will not judge. I will not give advice. I will provide a safe, comfortable and confidential environment to allow you the space, freedom and time to be open and honest with me and with yourself.
I also offer Reiki as an aid to reducing stress and providing relief during periods of emotional distress, grief and sorrow.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for many years in a senior management role with a large number of staff reporting to me. I was responsible for their performance and a large part of our success as a team lay in motivation and emotional wellbeing. I learned an awful lot about people during these years and about what makes us balanced. I think this experience has stood me in good stead and given me a very good grounding in being able to offer help.
Over the past seven years I have been involved in establishing and running a voluntary counselling service, providing a service for those who cannot afford to pay fees and in addition, providing placements for students who are working towards their qualifications.
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.