I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & I work in a non-judgemental way that offers warmth, empathy and integrity. I offer a non-directive approach to counselling, providing you with the freedom to explore what you wish at a pace which is comfortable for you.
I am fully insured & I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to & am bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling & psychotherapy & I regularly undertake continuing professional development. I attend monthly supervision for my practice & I also hold an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
We all experience challenges in life & often, we have difficulties that get in the way of living or relationships. Dealing with negative emotions can be exhausting, especially if you feel that you have no one to talk to for fear of being judged. This can leave us feeling that there is no way forward.
Whether it's the loss of a job, divorce, anxiety & depression, loss of a loved one, substance abuse, body image, self-doubt or just needing help with balancing the demands of life, such as parenting, relationships, work or illness, therapy can help.
As a counsellor, I can offer you a safe, confidential space to discuss anything you wish, no matter how big or small. I will offer you empathy, compassion & confidentiality. I will listen to you, walk alongside you & together we can explore what is going on for you without judgement.
You don't need to have all the answers & you don't need to have worked out what is going on for you, that would be our work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member of the BACP
- Degree in Integrative Counselling
- Mental Health Training
- I have attended various other courses and continue to attend regular CPD courses.
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
Each therapy session lasts approximately 50 minutes and is charged at £35 for one to one. Skype/online and telephone sessions are charged at £30.