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.
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
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: £40 per 60 minute session (£20 for your initial session)
Couples: £50 per 60 minute session (£25 for your initial session)