Welcome to my profile. I am an experienced, fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, offering short-term and long-term counselling to adults, young people and children.
I aim to provide a safe and confidential environment where feelings can be explored, and the patterns of thinking and behaviour that contribute to one’s difficulties can begin to reveal themselves. This growing awareness gradually opens the possibility for change, leading to increased satisfaction and a greater sense of authority in one's life.
My practice is warm, welcoming and confidential. It is easily accessible. I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework (see www.bacp.co.uk).
Further information can be found on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with qualifications in:
- BA (Hons) in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Drawing and Talking Practitioner
I am accredited with The Foundation for Infant Loss and additional training includes Eating Disorders and Obesity, Shame and Guilt, Mental Health Disorders, Abuse, Gender Identity Disorder, Growth Mindset, Working Creatively and Expressively, Focusing and Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People.
I have experience working with a broad range of issues, such as:
- Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
- Eating Disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship Difficulties
- Lack of life direction
- Health Crisis
- Infant Loss
I currently work in various therapeutic settings - the NHS, a community counselling service, primary and secondary schools and in private practice. I am also a Trustee for a local counselling service.
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 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
I have various daytime, evening and weekend appointments available and will always do my best to accommodate requirements.