I am often asked what I specialise in as a therapist, and my response is that I specialise in people. There could be many reasons which have brought you to this point. Perhaps something doesn’t feel right in your life; something has happened which is affecting you or you want to change something but aren’t sure how. Whatever the reason, the point is that you're here. I provide my clients with a confidential and non-judgemental space where they can explore their thoughts safely.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with a Person-Centred foundation. Alongside Person Centred Practices, I incorporate Gestalt, Existentialism, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness into my work.
In addition to working privately, I volunteer as a counsellor in Reading College supporting young people and adults. I have supported many young adults from the Autistic Spectrum Centre within Reading College and have attended a Continual Professional Development (CPD) training course to support me work specifically with clients who live with Autism.
I have worked with clients facing lots of challenges, including the following:
Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma (childhood and adult), family issues, abuse, anger management, relationship issues, moving from teenager to adulthood, grief, living with Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-harm, living with a disability, eating disorders, exploring gender identity and gender transitioning.
In addition to counselling I am a qualified lecturer delivering the CPCAB Level 2 Counselling skills course and Level 3 certificate in Counselling studies. I also design and deliver courses to support people with anxiety, depression and stress.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per hour