There are times in all our lives when we need some extra support to help to find our own inner resources and way forward. These are particularly challenging times, and you will find a sensitive and reassuring space to express and explore your own experience, whatever that may be. You may be experiencing, worry, anxiety, sadness, loss, fear, family and relationship difficulties, issues of abuse or work issues. I work in a Person-Centred way which means you will be heard in confidence, without judgement and with you and your needs at the heart of our time together. Sometimes some support and a listening ear, can help us to accept, understand and love ourselves, and to be as comfortable as we can be with our circumstances, developing inner strength, resources and resilience to cope when life is challenging.
I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the standards set out in their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk)
I maintain standards of service by engaging with continuing professional development training in accordance with the requirements of the BACP.
I receive regular supervision from a qualified supervisor in accordance with the requirements of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling
- Experience working with frontline medical staff
- Training in childhood sexual abuse and bereavement
- Counselling one to one with adults on individual basis with wide range of difficulties, both privately and as part of a counselling cooperative
- Counselling men and women who are victims of crime or abuse
- Counselling men and women within the criminal justice system
- Counselling women at a women's health centre
- Counselling children in a well-known charitable organisation dealing with issues of bereavement and abuse
- School counsellor engaging in one to one work with children, staff and parents
- Experienced at working with ancient shamanic and nature based personal healing
- Working with expressing feelings through creative ways, although not an Art Therapist
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
Concessions offered for
During the current Covid-19 pandemic I will offer excellent concessionary rates to those in need.
Normal rates are £30 per 50 minute session for telephone and zoom sessions
£40 for face to face counselling.
I can offer a comfortable and reassuring telephone, video call, zoom or skype sessions and can help you to manage this.
I have depth of experience in the areas of anxiety and fear, trauma, lack of self-esteem and confidence, bereavement, complicated bereavement, childhood bereavement, childhood abuse and neglect affecting adulthood, loss in any form, sexual abuse, LGBT issues, workplace issues and bullying, and relationship issues, but I am open to working with the issues you bring.