Taking the first step to meet a therapist may feel daunting, yet it can be so rewarding by helping you learn about yourself and what has brought you here. Therapy is a vital component in an individual’s growth and self-awareness. Many people seek therapy for several reasons, whether it be anxiety, bereavement, trauma, stress and many other reasons that can be explored and worked through, with someone beside you, supporting you. My hope is to be someone you can reveal your true self to, without feeling judged, but to feel heard, understood and accepted. It is your space and time, that can be used exploring whatever you wish to bring.
I believe deeply in the potentials of trust, empathy and self-awareness as a means of healing psychological wounds and helping us reach our full potential. As a person centred counsellor, I can offer you a confidential, safe space for our professional working relationship. It would be a privilege to be alongside you on your journey, working at your pace with care and compassion.
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” - Carl Rogers (A Way Of Being)
"I won't be able to explain in words what you have done for me. You helped me find myself. I always believed I could figure it out on my own, but I've learnt that we all need help sometimes. You have been such a big part of my life."
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counsellor at Harmony Counselling and Hypnotherapy (2017-Present)
- Counsellor at Transitional Rehabilitation Unit (2017-2019)
- Counsellor at Mind Halton (2016-2017)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2015-2019)
- Level 3 Counselling Skills (2014-2015)
- Level 2 Counselling Concepts (2013)
- Sexual Trauma (2019)
- Working with LGBT clients (2019)
- 18 hours attendance in Personal Development Group for Therapists (2018)
- Suicide Prevention (2017)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free, 30 minute no obligation telephone/skype call. This is a conversation to see if we would like to work together and if the service I offer can meet your needs. One of the most important things in therapy is the professional working relationship and it feeling comfortable to us both. I hope within the 30 minutes you get an understanding of who I am and what I offer and if it feels right for you, with no pressure.
- £40 per one 50 minute face to face counselling session.
- £25 per one 50 minute phone call/skype counselling session.
I offer a sliding scale of £30 per session for students or individuals or currently out of work.
I hope that my fees are fair, competitive and affordable for most people, whilst being respectful to my own time, experience and training.