At times, life can feel challenging or confusing. It can be a struggle to make sense of our circumstances. Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and divorce, are common problems that many of us face in our lives, which can affect our happiness and quality of life. My professional, but caring and down to earth approach aims to be supportive and sensitive whilst we work through your issues and difficulties.
My core approach to therapy is person-centred. This approach is non-directive and puts you the client at the heart of the therapeutic process and allows you to set your own pace, one that you are comfortable with. My aim will be to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe enough to talk about any issues or concerns, whether past or present, that may be impacting on your everyday life. In exploring parts of your life and relationships that you are not happy with, counselling, can help you in developing your own inner resources and enable you to find your own answers and solutions to your current difficulties.
I offer both short and long term counselling to Individuals and Couples and Supervision to qualified counsellors.
It is important that you find the right counsellor for you so please call me for an informal chat, or email if you prefer, if you have any questions/queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications include:
- B A (Hons) Counselling Studies (University of Essex)
- Dip. Person-centred Counselling (University of Essex)
- Cert. Couples Counselling
- Cert. Clinical Supervision
- Cert. MBSR (Mindfulness based stress reduction)
As part of my commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) I regularly attend further courses and workshops.
I regularly attend professional supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.
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
Individuals : £50 per session (60 minutes)
Couples : £60 per session (60 minutes)
Individuals : £45 per session (50 minutes)
Couples : £50 per session (50 minutes)
£35 per session (50 minutes)
£40 per session (60 minutes)
Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm Saturday 9am - 1pm
I hold a current DBS certificate and First Aid at Work Certificate.