I am an integrative counsellor and my approach allows me to draw from different modalities such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Existentialism. This enables me to tailor therapeutic work around the client's individual needs. Most importantly I value the therapeutic relationship as central to building trust and helping clients to reach their goals. I offer a calm, safe, warm and confidential space where clients can explore their feelings and experiences within a supportive professional relationship.
I am able to offer short and long-term therapy sessions depending on the client's emotional needs. As a counsellor, I have worked with adults struggling with various issues and young people in care as well as in schools. I have experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) as well as variety of mental health/emotional difficulties such as:
* Anxiety (social & general)
* Abuse (physical & emotional)
* Trauma/ Complex trauma
* Relationship difficulties
* Low self-esteem
* Low self-worth
* Toxic shame
I am aware of the difficulty in making the decision to seek counselling and how overwhelming the process of finding the right counsellor can be. It can be a lonely journey when you are feeling overwhelmed, Counselling provides clients with the opportunity of having someone to explore and help to make sense of their emotions and thoughts as well as learn healthy tools to feel regulated.
When we struggle with low self concept and shame, we may become stuck due to fear of being exposed (vulnerability). If this is not explored and understood its roots then it could manifest into other emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.
The initial consultation session is for 1 hour and this will give you the opportunity to ask me questions and for you to get a sense if we will be a good fit. This session will allow me to gain background information and get a sense of your needs. However, I can offer 10 minutes phone conversation free of charge to help you decide if you would like to book a consultation session.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Integrative Counselling
MSc in Psychology
I have ten years' experience of offering one to one counselling to young people and adults. I also specialise in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), as well as counselling secondary school students.
I am a registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy (BACP), and therefore adhere to their Ethical Framework to ensure good practice.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I charge £60 for sessions and consultation session. However, I offer 10 minutes free phone conversation when booking consultation or this can be done via emails.
Concessions may be available to trainee counsellors, students and low-income clients.
The days and times that I am available are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9am to 8pm, Fridays 9am to 2pm.
I am fully insured with a trusted insurance company which is available for clients to check in initial session if requested.
I frequently do continuing professional development (CPD) courses to enhance my practice and better understand client's needs.