Does life feel overwhelming or out of control? Feeling stuck and want a more fulfilling future?
I offer a confidential and safe therapeutic environment for you to explore and process the difficulties you are facing, at your own pace. Counselling focuses on your future and moving past any blocks that prevent you from living your life how you wish. Together we will explore your present difficulties, as well as past experiences that have led to your current situation. This provides the opportunity to gain a deeper insight and understanding of yourself as well as your current challenges. I offer both long and short term counselling and can usually see you within 4 days. We will regularly discuss your journey to check that you are still gaining what you require from counselling.
I place great value and importance on the client counsellor relationship and provide a non-judgemental holding space, promoting self-reflection and growth. This, in my experience as both client and counsellor, is one of the most important factors in successful therapeutic change. We will work collaboratively with the material you bring and you will be in control of your journey.
Your starting point and end goals are unique as your difficulties affect you in an individual way. With this in mind my approach is flexible and will be tailored to your needs, respecting both you and your goals. Change is facilitated in many ways, with an overall aim of reducing emotional distress and developing healthy coping mechanisms leading to a more fulfilling future.
What to expect from your 1st session
Making the decision to engage in counselling can be anxiety provoking and daunting. I aim to make this process as simple and stress free as possible and provide a safe environment for you to explore your feelings. Your first session will enable us to look at your reasons and goals for attending counselling. During this time, you can ask any questions or discuss any fears that you may have about the counselling process. After your initial session, you are welcome to book further sessions or take some time to reflect on your experience and decide if counselling with me is something you wish to engage in.
Please do not be put off if you are not certain of your end goals. Counselling is a fluid process and goals can often change, however these become apparent throughout the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative counselling
Diploma in Relationship counselling
Diploma in counselling Children and Young people
Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity (NCFED)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and therefore work within their ethical and professional framework.
My experience has been gained in a variety of settings including charities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, schools and private practice. Within these settings, I have worked with a wide variety of presenting difficulties.
I specialise in addictions, eating disorders and disordered eating.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £50.00 to £65.00
I offer sessions weekly or bi-weekly.
The cost per session is £50 for Children, Young people and Adults and £60 for Couples.
Specialist Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Program £65 per session
I am able to accept payment by cash or card.
If making phone contact feels too difficult then please contact me by email / text.
My voicemail is confidential so please leave a message and I will get back to you. Please advise if I am able to leave a message for you.
Daytime, evening and saturday appointments available
Easy access from the M2 and A2.
I hold a full enhanced DBS and professional indemnity insurance.