Hello, within today's busy, stressful environment, many of us experience difficult times in our lives, which may leave us feeling anxious, depressed, stuck or just not quite right. At these times it can help to talk things through with someone, but who? Although well intentioned, friends and family may be so full of advice that your voice becomes lost. Or maybe its just too difficult for you to be totally honest for fear of hurting their feelings or causing offence?
This is where talking to a counsellor can help and is why people of all ages and walks of life are seeking help.
My aim is to provide a safe space for you to talk about anything you want, however difficult, explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged. I will listen carefully, with respect and in confidence.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I work integratively, meaning I am trained in several approaches, allowing me to tailor my approach to suit your needs, after all we are all unique individuals.
I work from Envy, a beauty salon on The Mount. Therefore men and women enter our premises for a variety of reasons so your privacy is maintained.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University
B.A. (Hons). - University of Hertfordshire
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University
I have several years experience working privately and in the charitable sector, throughout this time I have worked with people bringing a broad range of issues, anger management, relationship difficulties, bereavement, lack of confidence and self esteem, anxiety, trauma and the impact of abuse. I am passionate about my work and attend regular ongoing professional development training.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Taking that first step to talk with a qualified counsellor can sometimes feel daunting and so I offer an initial session at a reduced rate so that you can meet with me and ask any questions that you might have.
If you decide that you would like to continue with our sessions, fees are then
Individuals: £45 per 60 minute session (£20 for your initial session)
Couples: £50 per 60 minute session (£25 for your initial session)
When I work
Tues 9.30 - 3.30 Wednesday 12.30 - 8pm Thursday - 9 - 3.30pm Saturday - 9 - 1pm