I am currently available for telephone and online video sessions. Please contact me if you would like to talk, and be heard. In this strange time of the COVID-19 pandemic, life may feel more difficult and uncertain than ever. Social restrictions can result in us feeling sad and lonely, whilst depression and anxieties are heightened.
Difficult feelings may relate to depression, panic, anxiety, relationships, work stress, chronic or life-threatening illness and more. I aim to help by providing a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space. Focusing on what you bring to each session - the emphasis of our relationship is based on trust & respect.
Together, we can explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling, and hopefully help you to make sense of things; perhaps coming to a different, more helpful understanding of yourself and your life circumstances. This may enable you to recognise, and reconnect with, your true self; which often clarifies direction in life.
I believe we are all motivated by the need to realise our full potential, and this may be affected by experiences throughout life including childhood, family relationships, social environment, work, illness, bereavement & more.
I have current experience of working in an NHS setting, cancer support, private practice and high schools. You may choose to work short or long-term, this is totally up to you. Short-term tends to have more focus on a specific issue. Longer-term work can explore a variety of issues which may be causing you difficulty; trying to understand how they affect your life may enable you to make changes which could help. Sessions are reviewed regularly to meet your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred & Integrative Counsellor (BSc Hons), registered member of the BACP, and am fully insured. Over the last 2 years I have worked with adult clients, young people and organisations (EAP), presenting a multiplicity of issues; these including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, work-related issues, panic disorder, self-harm, suicidal ideation, addiction, bereavement, life-threatening illness and terminal illness.
I have experience of working in a variety of settings including NHS, private practice, cancer care and high schools. I keep my qualifications current by attending regular continuing professional development (CPD) events and workshops. I have monthly supervision to ensure that I am working to professional standards in line with ethical requirements, to provide a beneficial counselling service.
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
I am currently available for telephone and online video sessions. Please contact me if you would like to talk, and be heard.