Are you or someone you love finding life difficult at the moment? Are you feeling overwhelming emotions, anxiety or low moods? Are you struggling with life transitions or a feeling of stuckness? I offer a friendly, supportive, non-judgemental, safe space for adults and young people (11+) to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
How Can Counselling Help?
Talking through issues that you are finding difficult to cope with or uncomfortable can help unburden you, increase your self-awareness, make you feel less alone and gain a new perspective, all of which can help empower you to make healthier choices.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor which means that I combine skills and tools from different theoretical approaches in order to provide you with personalised therapeutic support to help you express, explore, understand and work through issues. As well as using talking therapies such as CBT, person centred therapy, gestalt work and transactional analysis I can also offer creative approaches such as art, creative writing, play, visualisation, sand trays and mindfulness.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), I adhere to their Ethical Frameworks which ensures that I keep my clients’ best interests at the heart of my work.
I have worked alongside a wide range of clients from age 11-80 covering a huge variety of mental health issues from anxiety, depression, bullying and self-harm to bereavement, trauma and historic sexual abuse within both short and longer-term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
My previous experience includes being a counsellor at a local secondary school, one-to-one and group counsellor at an adult mental health charity, and a young person’s counsellor for a mental health charity.
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists)
Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Creative CBT
I undertake regular training and professional development.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
08.00 - 20.00
I understand that making that first move towards finding a counsellor can be a daunting and scary experience and I know that it is extremely important to find a therapist that feels right for you. So please feel free to call for an initial chat, we can discuss what you are looking for and what you could expect from working with me so that we can both ensure that I would be the most suitable counsellor for you.