My mission is to offer a warm safe open and empathic environment where my clients can explore their emotions in confidence and without fear or judgment.
You might be seeking therapy because you are feeling that you are not coping with some aspect of your life, either at work or in your relationships. Maybe you have lost a sense of purpose in your life or you are finding it hard to enjoy the things you did enjoy. You might have experienced a traumatic event in your life which has left you feeling your world has collapsed and you are struggling to cope. Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma? Have you suffered bereavement? Is your self confidence at an all time low due to events in your life? If any part of this statement speaks out to you please get in touch.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. What that means is that I'm able to introduce a variety of psychotherapeutic traditions and theories into my work.
I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people - providing a confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your concerns. Together we can identify what you would like to gain from the work. From there, we can agree a suitable time-frame (whether time limited or open-ended) and a suitable approach for you (e.g. the level of support and challenge that would suit you). I am pleased to offer every prospective new client a free, no obligation, first consultation so we can meet, chat, ask questions, put faces to names and see how we get on together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Psychotherapist and am on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means that I have a substantial level of training and experience. I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics, and complaints procedures. The BACP is one of the largest professional bodies for counsellors and therapists in the UK, and ensures the highest professional standards.
Post Graduate Certificate In Clinical Supervision - National Counselling Society.
Professional Diploma In Physiotherapeutic Counselling - Staffordshire University.
I work with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma at a local organisation offering Person-centred therapy on a one to one basis as a volunteer.
In-depth training on:
- Sexual violence
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Honour Crime
- Counselling supervision
- Cultural issues
- Suicide and Self-harm
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Working with Dreams
Domestic Violence training Virtual College.
Child abuse and neglect training Virtual College.
Multi-agency Level 3 safeguarding children & Parental Mental Health – Stoke on Trent Safeguarding Board.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation is free.
£30.00 for a 50 minute session.
We can discuss discounts in exceptional circumstances.
When I work
Please contact to arrange a mutually agreeable appointment time.
I am passionate about counselling. I am passionate about offering the best service I can to my clients. I recognise that there are times in everyone’s life where we experience difficulties and we may need someone to listen and to be with us. I feel humbled every time a client feels safe enough to share their experiences with me, trust is one of the biggest goals to achieve in a therapeutic relationship, and when a client ends their counselling and they leave feeling that they have achieved their goals I am proud that I have been allowed to walk their journey with them.