Having found yourself flicking through the counselling directory, the chances are you are considering talking therapies. I am an experienced therapist that works with both adults and adolescents.
Both adults and teenagers find themselves in therapy for a vast variety of reasons and finding the right person to talk to can be very daunting in itself and that’s before you have stepped into the therapy room!
Why not start with an email or a telephone conversation to explore what therapy would be like and if it feels comfortable for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a professional diploma in Gestalt therapy and am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I have over twenty years of experience working with teenagers, families and individuals in various supporting roles as well as being teacher.
- Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector
- Education Studies (BA Hons)
- Social Care (HND)
I also participate in regular continuing professional development, more recently and notably:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences: Applying Trauma
- Attachment & Psychotherapy
- Mental Health First Aid England
- Working with Sandtray's in Gestalt Therapy
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
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £50
Taking the first steps to find someone to talk to can be quite daunting especially when life may already feel overwhelming. Sometimes we can feel as though we are being catapulted from one thing to another as we struggle with day to day life, challenges within relationships and falling into the same unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
Making Connections was established to provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space to enable individuals to explore and make the connections within their own lives. I strongly believe you are the expert of your own life and with support, I believe you can understand your inner-self, raise your awareness and becoming more authentic.
Our work together will move at a pace that is directed by you. You will be encouraged to look at yourself as a whole person, linking your bodily responses with your emotions. I will help you to focus on the here and now and your immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour to better understand how you relate to others and to situations. This can help you find a new, positive perspective on problems and bring about changes in your life.
I also use walking therapy, sand tray work and meditation (always with the client's consent and engagement) within the therapy session.
I work with young people and adults.