LLB. (Hons), MA (Clinical Counselling), MBACP
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My clients are people from all walks of life who, for many different reasons, are suffering and want a change for the better, or who are ready for change and wish to explore possibilities.
I offer confidential, in-person, Person-centred counselling, for individuals over 18 years of age.
I also offer occasional online and telephone counselling.
I work in a private and peaceful therapy room near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
The right ‘fit’ of client and counsellor is crucial so please feel free to get in touch through this website, or though my own website (above) and I will get back to you, usually within 48 hours. I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have by email or in a 15-minute, free of charge phone call, or we can book an introductory, without obligation, session of up to 50 minutes. I treat all enquiries in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Counselling (awarded with Distinction).
I work hard to create a safe environment, in which we can build a trusting relationship, so that you will feel supported in sharing and exploring your thoughts and feelings, at your own pace.
I have a non-judgmental, deeply compassionate approach characterised by honest communication and the utmost respect for your experience- you are the only true ‘expert’ on you! My role is to support you in accessing and trusting this expertise, so that together we can better understand your needs and how you can meet them.
I complement my Person-centred practice with a neuroscience-informed approach to working with childhood adversity, abuse and other traumas, 'complex PTSD’, stress, anxiety, depression.
I am experienced in working with clients affected by cancer and other long term conditions. As a volunteer counsellor with the charity Sunflowers in Liverpool, I have supported patients, survivors, family members, carers and the bereaved.
My work with mid-life and older adults includes bereavement and other losses, fears about illness and death and the myriad challenges of ageing.
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
Introductory session £25
Session from £45