Awareness of what we feel and think and our patterns of behaviour holds the potential for change. I offer therapy in a confidential, supportive and compassionate environment. As you embark on this process of awareness and self-discovery, I will offer my support and work together with you at your own pace so that you can begin to develop a fresh outlook and new perspectives on the issues concerning you and move forward.
I have over ten years' experience of working with people from all walks of life who find themselves in difficult situations, including anxiety and depression, loss, separation and trauma. I worked in various organisations, the NHS and privately. I am thoughtful, warm and caring.
Whatever uncertainties and challenges, however overwhelmed you may be feeling - counselling is a helpful way to explore and understand what is going on for you, and to find ways to overcome difficulties.
This is best done with a professional person by your side, not in isolation.
I believe in the wholeness of mind, body and soul. We will be looking at your emotions, thoughts and physical responses. We will work through the here and now, which means looking at your experiences in the present and how they may be affected by past events and relationships, in order to enable you to move forward with greater insight and condidence.
I am person centred in my approach and I draw on Gestalt therapy and Cognitive Behavioural approaches. I will invite you to notice your body, the container of your sensations and emotions, and to employ what feels comfortable and natural to you, such as using art, writing etc. to explore your own experience.
In the current, worrying situation forcing us to isolate and practice social distancing, I am available for online/phone consultations/sessions.
I am also available to chat, if you are interested in more information or if you have any questions.
"You are one of the easiest people to talk to I've ever met, and you have the empathy to get to the heart of issues and problems quickly." (Kev, a client)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Gestalt Counselling Diploma
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Diploma
- Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Certificate
- Person Centre counselling Certificate
- Medical Diploma
I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
Face to face and telephone counselling and coaching.
Experience of working with issues of Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Bereavement, Shame, Self-esteem, Sexuality, Identity issues, Anger, Stress, Domestic Violence, Trauma.
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
£65 (concessions considered for low income or key workers)