We all have times in our lives when we need help, when we’re struggling with difficult and unwelcome circumstances and feelings.
Talking to someone outside your situation can help. When you’re stuck and there are no easy answers, talking about it can help you to see things differently, to find your way forward to a new place.
In counselling I use integrated person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. We start by talking together about what you want from counselling and how we can work together towards this. This forms the basis for a working relationship where you can be heard and taken seriously.
I’m based within easy reach of Worcester and Malvern, and can offer weekday times during the day and in the evenings.
I am committed to the well-being of clients. Starting counselling can take courage. I hope it will be a welcome relief and a place you can feel safe. Everyone is different and we work towards what is best for you.
At the moment we are all living with the effects of coronavirus, and so I am offering phone or video counselling only.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work to their code of ethical practice.
As well as private practice, I have experience working for counselling charities. I have also worked within commercial, voluntary and education sectors.
- Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
- MEng (Master of Engineering)
- BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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
You're most welcome to book an assessment session to discuss your needs.
If I am unable to answer my telephone, please leave a message or feel free to text or email me and I will return your call within 48 hours.
I charge £40 per session and sessions are 50 minutes. Phone and video session may be arranged for a shorter time.