If you are reading this, then you may well be considering taking a step towards reaching out for help. Maybe you need some support through something difficult, or maybe life has felt difficult for a while with things that you are struggling to understand and change alone.
If you are unhappy with things in your life at the moment, then counselling can help.
How do you know if I am the right therapist for you to choose to work with?
This is a good and important question, and one that ultimately, only you can answer. So let me give you some more information about me to hopefully help you to decide.
I am a qualified and experienced, BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist based in Leamington Spa, and I work with men, women, teens and children. I am able to offer appointments face-to-face, online, and on the telephone.
Since beginning my counselling training in 2011, I have completed many hours of clinical work, within organisational settings such as charities and schools, and within my own private practice.
I support clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, low self esteem, grief, trauma, and difficulties with relationships, as well as many other presenting issues. I also have a speciality area, and extensive experience, of working with adults and adolescents affected by sexual violence or abuse.
My approach is collaborative and I aim to work with you in an empathic and non-judgemental way in order to support you in recovering from, and learning from, your experiences, and making changes that enable you to move forward with your life.
Whilst Cognitive Behavioural Therapy lies at the core of my qualifications, and I have since completed qualifications in other modalities such as Transactional Analysis, research suggests that it isn't the modality that is brought into practice that makes all the difference in effective therapy. It's actually the therapeutic relationship built between client and therapist that matters the most. Feeling able to trust your therapist and being able to create a space together within which to identify and explore patterns, and work towards meaningful and lasting change, is what is most essential to effective therapy.
With this in mind, I always offer an initial telephone consultation free of charge to anyone considering working with me. This allows us to discuss what you hope to gain from therapy, and how we may work together to achieve that, whilst also giving you an opportunity to get a better idea about whether you feel that I am the right therapist for you to choose to work with.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I receive the required amount of clinical supervision to ensure that my practice is both safe and ethical. A copy of the BACP ethical framework will be available for clients and can also be found on the BACP website; www.bacp.co.uk
If you have any questions at all, then please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss them.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
TA101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis
OCN Level 3 - Working With Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
Continuing Professional Development:
Safeguarding Children Level 2 - March 2017
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Development Programme - January to July 2016
Ecotherapy Workshop - May 2015
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55 per 60 minute session, payable either within the session (cash only) or by bank transfer in advance.
I am currently able to offer reduced fees to those experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19. Please speak to me about this for further information.
Sessions can be booked at intervals that suit you.
Concessions offered for
Further information for 39A Regent Street:
The practice is located within Leamington Spa town centre. There is on-street parking available, (linear parking charges apply), and a number of car parks within easy walking distance.
Leamington Spa is well served by bus services with stops along The Parade, which is within easy walking distance to Regent Street.
Rooms at this practice are all located upstairs and unfortunately there is no lift, these rooms are inaccessible for wheelchairs.