I am accredited with UKCP as an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working within a range of talking therapies with adults, children, adolescents and young people. Working integratively, I tailor counselling sessions to individual needs.
I provide adult counselling and I have a vast amount of experience working with a wide range of issues.These are listed below.
I offer parenting sessions to help parents with issues that they may be having with their children or adolescents. Exploring issues that arise, can help find solutions and strategies to begin to maintain a balance within family life.
I have extensive experience working with adults, children, adolescents and young people with autism. I also have experience working with parents, grandparents and carers providing a safe space to explore their feelings and thoughts around autism.
I work with adopted families providing sessions for children and adolescents. Parenting children who have been adopted can bring their own individual struggles. Parents have found it beneficial to have parenting sessions where discussions around loss and parenting can be explored.
I provide both short term and long term therapy within a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc (in advanced training)
EMDR Part 1/2/3 (Part 4 in advanced training)
EMDR - Children (Part 1 & 2 advanced training March 2021)
Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy & Parenting (DDP) - Level 1/Level 2
Adult Counsellor (Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapeutic Counselling with children trained up to Postgraduate level (Accredited with UKCP).
Registered General Nurse.
Transactional Analysis 101
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mindful Therapy Programme (2015)
Level 1 Mindfulness Training (2016/2017)
Level 2 Compassion Training (2018)
With adults, I have been working in a GP surgery for two years, working with a variety of issues which are listed below.
Additionally, I have experience of working within a large NHS IAPT provider and Employee Assistance Providers.
I have a background in the NHS as a Registered General Nurse. Through my experience as a nurse and a counsellor, I am able to offer sessions around trauma, loss and bereavement.
I have experience of working with children, adolescents and young people in areas such as loss and bereavement, low self-esteem and confidence, family conflict, abuse, anxieties, phobias, anger issues and many more issues.
Issues connected to school such as friendships, peer problems, transition and pressure of exams.
I have provided counselling for a large local autism organisation working with children, adolescents and adults with autism. I have also provided support to parent's.
I have a background working with children, adolescents and parent's around fostering and adoption.
I have worked with schools, post-adoption agencies, solicitors, local authorities and private clients.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer some late appointments for parent's and adults. My availability is flexible.
When choosing a therapist, it is really important that you choose the right one.
If you would like to work with me, we will set up an initial introductory session.
This will give you the opportunity to find out about the way I work.
I am a member of the UKCP and work within their code of ethics.
I carry professional liability insurance and have been Enhanced DBS checked.