As an integrative counsellor, I've worked with a broad range of clients with diverse needs and hopes or goals. Who we are and the way we experience life is different for each of us and because of this the kind of support we need at challenging times differs from person to person. For this reason, I tailor my practice to suit the individual needs of each of my clients, drawing upon and integrating a range of strategies, always in agreement with my client and in line with their preferences.
Perhaps you don't know exactly what it is that's preventing you from living the way you'd like to, or maybe you feel you know exactly what it is you would like to address. It may be that you feel the need to tackle some long-standing issues, or perhaps it's current challenges, recent stresses or future-based anxieties which are troubling you. Or all of those at once.
Whatever your reason for seeking support it's important to me that in our work together there is a sense of trust and collaboration, that you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed about talking to me openly. In this way, we can work together to find ways for you to move forwards, to grow, to bring about change and to thrive.
Training, qualifications & experience
As part of a GP surgery, I have worked with a broad range of clients, including those looking for support relating to: • anxiety - in general or in relation to a specific aspect of their life • depression • bereavement • traumatic experiences (past or current) • recovery from illness • relationship / family difficulties • stress management • anger management • assertiveness /confidence building • life transitions
I am a qualified counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching and am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP]. I adhere strictly to their ethical framework.
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
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
FREE initial consultation
50-minute online session: £60
concessions: please enquire about rates for teachers, NHS workers and trainee counsellors
I offer a FREE initial consultation online or on the phone [approx. 30 minutes], bookable through my website, which allows you to tell me a little about what brings you to seek counselling or coaching and about what you hope to achieve. It also provides an opportunity for you to find out more about me and the way I work and to ask any questions you may have. In this way you will be able to make an informed decision about choosing me as your counsellor.