Life can be difficult, and sometimes what we need most of all is space and time to explore the challenges. Even when we have good relationships with friends and family, it can be easier to talk to someone with whom there is a little objective distance.
Many people come to counselling because they have noticed a feeling of being ‘stuck’. This might be a pattern of behaviour that they would like to change, or a cycle of negative thinking that is hard to break. Some people come with specific goals or things in mind, but for others there isn’t anything in particular they can pinpoint. A great many people seek counselling for issues like anxiety or depression, but for some, it is a more general feeling of unease or dissatisfaction. It can be that the past haunts us, and the future seems uncertain or bleak. Relationships with others can be complicated: we feel misunderstood or find communication hard.
I might be the person who can assist you with your journey. As a counsellor it is a great privilege to accompany individuals on this path. Counselling is not always easy, but I will welcome you exactly as you are and work to create a space that is warm, supportive and genuine.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a model of counselling that looks at the way our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours interact. Sometimes we get into habits of thinking that are unhelpful and distorted and it is this that causes emotional distress. Fortunately, we can change the way we think and what we do to find balance, confidence and peace. CBT has a good track record of making a difference and works particularly well with
- Low Mood
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Panic Disorder
Counselling can be short or long term. Sometimes people find that they only need a few sessions for things to become much clearer. For others, the therapeutic relationship is one that lasts a number of months. Most people prefer to meet weekly, others will choose to meet fortnightly. If you are not sure what you want, this is something we can discuss together when we meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip High Intensity CBT 2018
- MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 2015
- PGCE 2010
- BA Theology 2004
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £40 for 50 minutes.