Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected and yet throughout life, there can be times when we face challenges, struggles or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings.
I offer a calm, welcoming and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
Counselling can help you gain a sense of hope and direction as well as enhancing your own internal resilience. This can enable you to find the answers that are right for you. In this way, the counselling process can help guide you through times of difficulty toward a deeper understanding of yourself, your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. This can lead to a greater sense of meaning and fulfilment in life.
Please feel free to contact me either by phone or email so that we can have a chat about your needs or to arrange an initial meeting to see if you feel we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc. (Hons) Counselling. Bath Spa University.
- CBT certificate. Level 6.
- International Montessori Teaching Diploma.
- Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have experience working with a wide variety of people struggling with many different challenges including, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, addiction, loss, grief, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, flashbacks, low self-worth and self-image, relationship difficulties, loneliness and childhood issues. As a member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical code of conduct within my practice.
I have previously worked as an Early Years teacher and Montessori teacher and have significant experience in supporting families through a wide range of difficulties and challenges. These experiences led to my interest in human emotional and social development and how our behaviours are developed and affected by our experiences.
This also led my belief and understanding that no matter what age or stage of development you are at, change and growth are always possible.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£45 per 1 hour session.
I offer a free 15 minute initial phone call to give us the opportunity to have a chat about your hopes and aims for counselling and how we might work together.
I can occasionally offer concessionary rates for students, or those on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss this in person.
I can offer discounted rates for key workers during the current COVID-19 lockdown. Please contact me to discuss this in person.
When I work
Some evening sessions are available.