Clients often come to therapy and tell me that they just want to feel better. This feeling of wanting things to change is a great starting point, and we can work together to establish what this might mean for you and your life. I work with adults and young people aged 14+ on a range of issues and experiences in a relational way. I work hard to foster a therapeutic relationship based on equality, acceptance and authenticity. I aim to ensure that you aren't taking this journey alone - I am with you every step of the way.
I seek to offer clients a compassionate and non-judgemental space to explore themselves and their relationships with others, helping clients to feel safe enough to experience being heard and accepted. Together we will explore your experience: your thoughts, your emotions and how you experience feelings in your body. I work in a way which is sensitive to the impact of trauma on people's lives, placing an emphasis on safety and empowerment.
I understand that making contact to find a therapist can be very daunting, partly because it feels so important to find someone who you can work with. Please take advantage of a free 30 minute phone consultation with me to help you come to a decision about taking the next step. I can see you face to face in Grantham, or in Newark from early 2021, and online.
*A recent client review* (shared with permission)
I really felt that you listened and helped me to make connections between my experiences, my thoughts and self- esteem. You helped me to make sense of things and I am surprised at how much was unlocked for me during a block of 6 sessions-far more than I ever expected! You helped me to realise I have many tools and strategies but most powerfully for me, have guided me towards using them together. I feel I am now far more positive with calm frame of mind. Thank you for the sense of control and peace you have helped me to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from the Sherwood Institute of Psychotherapy Training with a first class BSc in Humanistic and Integrative counselling and psychotherapy.
I have experience of working with adults and young people aged 14+, in a variety of settings, including schools, charities, women's centres and privately.
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
My fee is £45 per 50 minute session.
Making therapy financially accessible is important to me and I recognise that the current pandemic is causing financial strain for a lot of people. Please don't let these concerns stop you accessing therapy - get in touch if you would like to talk about my arrangements for reduced fees.