Life can be tough and sometimes it is difficult to talk openly with those closest to us. Counselling is different and I am able to offer a place to talk, where you won’t be judged and can explore feelings safely.
Counselling may involve working with difficult feelings and I remember how scary that felt when I began counselling. It takes courage to seek support, particularly if feeling overwhelmed or anxious.
I have a wide range of experience of working with people in the public sector, particularly in education. My early career was working in secondary schools before training as a counsellor. Within my counselling practice I have worked in both public and private settings – schools, an FE college, as a member of a private practice and within my own private counselling practice. Following my real passion has been rewarding and I am committed to using counselling to support others.
I am a humanistic counsellor. I provide support for people struggling with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work related stress and abuse. I believe we are all unique and have within us the potential to heal ourselves and grow to our full potential.
Maybe today is the day to take that courageous step and get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its code of ethics.
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 per 50 minute session. I also offer a limited number of concessions and special rates for students.