I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I am dedicated to offer you a safe and supportive space to work through your particular emotional challenges . My therapy room is in a tranquil sorrounding in a beautiful garden. My aim was to create a space for you that gives you a chance to fully focus on your mind and soul with an expert guidance and non-judgmental support.
I offer long and short term counselling depending on your needs and difficulties.
I work from an integrative perspective based on Person Centred therapy. CBT is part of my tool box and practice a variety of approaches within that.
Therapy is not an easy choice - it is a brave step to take and some people need more time .For a longer term support that gives you an opportunity to take your time to look deeper into behavioural patterns we would be integrating Psychodynamic elements.
I have experience working with relationship problems, parenting issues, work related stress, feeling stuck, anxious,having problems with their self-esteem or need help moving on from a past trauma.
- You can e-mail me and I will aim to call you back within 1-3 days.
- We can talk over the phone and I can answer any question you might have.
- If you decide that you feel comfortable and want to move forward with me then we can arrange and assessment session.
The assessment session would last up to 60 minutes or more (usual sessions are 50 minutes) This is a longer session so that we have time to talk about what you would like to get out of therapy and gives me an indication on what kind of therapy I would offer to you.
If you are happy to continue we’ll set up a second session and arrange to meet weekly in person or on-line. Sometimes myself or a client may feel that another type of therapy may be more suitable to their particular problem in which case I would aim to refer you on to a suitable therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist registered as an individual member with BACP.
I completed my Level 5 Diploma at Reflect-On Academy.
In my private practice I work from an integrative perspective drawing on a range of therapeutic understanding and interventions.
I have worked in the NHS and in a Community setting (provided long term/low cost counselling)as well as providing mental health support to young people in a Secondary School setting
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- Face to face weekly sessions fee £50 per session (50 minutes)
- (SST) includes 60 minutes session and a written summary £70
- Additional services : audio recording of the SST and transcript of the recording : £50
- 25 minutes of telephone call in 3 month time ( highly recommended after SST) £25
Zoom sessions are available only after an initial face to face meeting
I also offer concessions for people on low income (such as: students, unwaged, single parents, pensioners). Fee ranges between £35 and £45 per weekly session and are negotiated in the first appointment (subject to availability).
Thursdays and Fridays
My therapy room is a purpose build garden office in the middle of my beautyful garden. Please take a look at my website where you can see photos of it. This space is free from electronic devices , the lights are natural and gentle to make you feel relaxed but focused. Therapy is not what I give you - it is what you personally do with it. You can use it to heal from hurtful events or you can use it to learn new skills how to take care of your mental well being. You can cry , laugh or just sit in silence to let your thoughts surface from a deep ,hidden place. You can paint, draw or write. Therapy is your opportunity to understand what you need and what can you do about it.