Therapy is a process of self-discovery and awareness. It promotes the potential for growth and change. My task is to 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 to enable you to move forward. I am compassionate, thoughtful, caring and my practice provides a confidential and safe environment.
I have many years' experience in various organisations, including the NHS, of working with people from all walks of life who find themselves in difficult situations, including anxiety and depression, loss, separation and trauma.
Whatever uncertainties and challenges and however overwhelmed you may be feeling - counselling is a helpful way to explore, understand and 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 sensations. We will work through your experiences in the here and now and at how they may be affected by past events and relationships, in order to enable you to move forward with greater insight and confidence.
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 to better explore your experience.
I will be happy to chat, if you are interested in more information or if you have any questions before committing to counselling.
"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, online 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) First session free.