*Please note that counselling can begin over the phone or video call during the current time*
Counselling is a journey of discovery during which you can take a step back and look at life differently. As your counsellor I will stand alongside you on your journey. This process gives you a chance to tell your story and be heard in a fresh way, to identify your needs and find new ways in which to meet them.
I understand how demanding it can be to explore their personal situations and that we need to be treated with genuine warmth, compassion and respect, so that it can feel safe to seek new ways to address problems. I believe that the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is at the heart of successful counselling.
Being a teenager can be a real challenge - adolescents are faced with a wide range of situations they may struggle with and it can be invaluable to talk with some one outside the family or school environment to think things through differently. I offer a welcoming, warm, non-judgemental space for young people to talk things through. My regular work as a counsellor in a secondary school means I have an in depth understanding of the issues faced by young people.
In addition I offer family counselling to encourage families to communicate more effectively.
I am a highly experienced and qualified relationship counsellor/psychotherapist, having started work with Relate nearly 20 years ago. I have also worked in a variety of settings with couples and individuals of all ages from diverse backgrounds who have experienced difficulties in their relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Therapy (psychodynamic and systemic). I use an integrative approach in order to be responsive to the needs of each client. I deliver short and long term therapy.
I have a Post-Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People 8-18.
I have Relate Certificates in Working with Young People and Families.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I adhere to their Code of Ethics. All of my work is supervised and I am fully insured.
I also have a BA (Hons) in French and German
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
I provide 50 minute sessions which cost:
£50 for individuals
£60 for couples or families
I do short and long term work.
Concessions may be available, please ask.