Hello, I am a friendly and caring person-centred counsellor.
My main areas of work include:
- Disability concerns
- Relationship issues (individuals only)
- Caring for a loved one and have strains and stresses linked to that
- Low self-esteem
If you can relate to any of the above words then please contact me. I can help you. I will work alongside you to help you grow and reach a 'better place'. This will be provided within a confidential, safe, and welcoming environment which is non-judgemental and empathic. You will be respected for who you are and valued as a unique and resourceful individual. I will support and encourage you to find your own way, so you gain a better understanding, acceptance and awareness of yourself. Our time together can be either on a long-term or short-term basis, whichever is right for you as I offer a person-centred relationship.
Please be assured that I am a qualified, registered, and experienced counsellor. Over many years I have had the privilege of seeing people leave me as stronger, restored and self-assured individuals. So why don't you see whether I can do the same for you?
Email or phone me and we will set up an initial session where we will talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and whether I'm the right person to help. The email or phone contact is not an avenue for in-depth work, it is just an introduction to one another. If you're happy to continue, after our first meeting, we'll set up a second session and from there will arrange to see each other on a basis that suits you - weekly or fortnightly. We will then continue until the relationship has served its purpose.
Make contact and let me help you reach that 'better place'.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was awarded the Diploma in Counselling in 2012 from Southport College but previous to that I gained the Certificate in Counselling Skills, from the same organisation, in 2009.
I am on the BACP's (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Register as a Registered Member.
I have also attended numerous Continuing Professional Development courses and read various articles which keep me up to date within the field of counselling and psychotherapy and is a BACP requirement if you wish to practice.
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
Issues surrounding life in the ministry.
First session £25 (introductory meeting)
Other sessions £45 an hour.
However, both of these are negotiable. Don't let this pricing put you off. I am fully prepared to offer discounts which will be discussed and set in the first session.
Concessions offered for
I have current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks with various organisations.
I volunteer for Key Link - a counselling organisation for key workers.