I have worked as a counsellor for 20 years in private practice, in education and in the performing arts. I am MBACP Registered.
I work with individuals and couples with the Person Centred Approach. I take your experience, understanding, knowledge and goals as the core of our work. My role is to support you and work with you to reach those goals using my experience, understanding, knowledge and skills.
I also work with individuals in the performing arts and creative professions ensuring that our therapy does not impact negatively on the creative process.
Rollo May wrote that “Experience is the highest authority”; for me that means your experiences and the way you experience the world will be the centre of our work together.
I am experienced in working with adults, young people and children on:
- BPD diagnosis
- Difficulties with drugs and alcohol - see my website about details of Re-Vision, a unique change programme for problematic drug and/or alcohol use
- Domestic violence
- Loss and bereavement
- Making life-changing decisions
- Parent/child struggles
- Self harm
- Sexual abuse and rape
- Stresses and strains of life
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
- What do I do now?
I work with individuals and groups face to face and work with individuals online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2000, having been awarded a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Warwick, and I have a Dip. H.E. in Addiction Studies from Leeds’ University, awarded in 2015. I completed Person Centred Couples training in 2018. I have a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling and am MBTI step 1 qualified.
I worked as a counsellor at Cirencester Tertiary College from 2000-2014, and at Cheltenham College, both Junior and Senior Schools, from 2004-2010. I have been in private practice since 2010.
I am MBACP registered, have regular supervision, maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in line the requirements of continued BACP registration, and work with the BACP Ethical Framework. I am fully insured to work with individuals and groups.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Drugs and alcohol dependency - both the individual who is dependant and family members/partners effected by another's problematic use
Living with cancer - both the individual living with cancer and family members and partners effected by another's cancer diagnosis
Concessions offered for
For the first meeting, where we see if we can work together - No charge
Subsequent sessions: £45.00 per hour
Early morning, evening and Saturday morning sessions are available.
Booked sessions that are cancelled at less than 48hrs notice will be charged at £20.00 per hour.
Payment is required by cheque or cash at the end of each session, or, by BACS prior to the session.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday 8.00 am. to 8.00 pm. Saturday 8.00 am. to 1.00 pm.