About me

From time to time life and its' experiences can feel overwhelming whether these feelings are current or deep rooted in our life story. At times we can find ourselves struggling with the affect of this and yearn for a space and time to simply talk and explore what is happening for us. For a lot of people counselling offers this time and space to look at and reflect on our thoughts and feelings and how these  impact  our day to day lives, our own emotional and physical wellbeing and how we see our place in the world and in relationship with others.

I live in Herefordshire and, due to current guidelines, am offering appointments over Teams or Zoom.  Remote working enables potential clients not to be limited to a certain geographical area whilst searching for a therapist, and can take the stress away from travel concerns and expenses.  Naturally as Covid restrictions are lifted and face to face working is an option once more I will review this with individual clients.

I am a member of the BACP and am governed by their ethical framework and principles.  I have worked as a therapist for many years and have gained a lot of experience in that time in many different areas of work. As a member of the BACP it is a requirement that I continue to seek and participate in continuing professional development, thus ensuring that I am always seeking to gain further and updated knowledge as part of my personal and professional development.

Some of the areas I have worked with and continue to work with are:-

  • pre and post bereavement
  • life-limiting illness
  • childhood trauma
  • self harm and suicidal thoughts
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self esteem
  • life, losses and adjustments
  • relationship breakdown

This list is not exhaustive and I would welcome the opportunity of discussing any concerns or questions you may have in this regard.

I also encourage clients to consider the benefits of group work and am able to offer group sessions (again currently online) for Improving Self Esteem and Working with Bereavement.  This of course is subject to demand and sufficient interest.  However both these areas can be worked with on an individual basis. If you are interested in participating in group work, please mention this in your initial enquiry.

When we meet you will be given a comprehensive counselling contract and we will discuss your personal requirements and ensure that the service I can offer is appropriate for your needs.

I will always endeavour to treat my clients with respect and dignity in a non-judgemental and safe environment. Counselling by its' nature is not advisory and we will always work towards you discovering your own inner and external resources to assist you in finding the best outcome for you.

You will be offered a confidential space to explore your life narrative both past and present and how this impacts you.  You will have time to consider the affect and influences of other significant people in your life and how this shapes and forms your way of being and choices that are made.  You will be enabled to discover those emotions and thoughts that are significant and important to your wellbeing and those that may not have any worth any longer and can be changed.

I hope you find this information helpful and informative, but please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated in 2010 from Hereford and Ludlow College with an Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and in 2019 gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling.

I currently work in a health care setting as well as running my private practice, and have had many years experience working in palliative care , working specifically with pre and post bereavement, and with people living with a terminal diagnosis.

I have also worked for organisations offering therapy for many different life issues and presentations, and would be happy to discuss this further with you at our initial assessment.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an initial free assessment, which will last approximately 30 minutes. My hourly fee is £50.00 payable prior to each session. by bank transfer. I would ask that if you wish to cancel or change an appointment you give at least 24 hours notice.

Please let me know at the point of enquiry if you would like to discuss concessionary fees or if you have any questions regarding fees and payments.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently engaged with clients Monday to Wednesday up until 6pm, but am happy to offer later appointments and Saturday morning and afternoon sessions, subject to availability.

Further information

I am happy to be contacted either my telephone or email to discuss your requirements. If you contact me after 6pm or over a weekend please be advised that I will always do my best to reply to you the following working day.

Ross On Wye
Herefordshire
HR9

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom