I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I believe that everyone has their own answers and that given the opportunity in a safe space, people are able to access their own resources to find the best solution for them.
I work in a respectful way and aim to provide a caring, non-judgemental, safe space for people to explore their feelings at their own pace.
I have worked with a wide range of clients with various issues in a variety of settings. These include working for a charity, volunteer work, and working in an Employee Assistance Program, as well as in private practice.
I am particularly experienced in working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse and also clients who have experienced traumatic bereavement through murder or suicide; however I believe that no issue is too small to bring to counselling.
How I work:
I am happy to work in a short term solution focused way or on a longer term basis depending on your own individual needs.
Sessions last for 50 mins to 1 hour and are normally once a week.
I offer a free initial chat by phone or in person to allow you to see if you would like to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from Strathclyde University.
Post Graduate Certificate in Person Centred Counselling from Strathclyde University.
Work experience in various settings from voluntary counselling in a charity, private practice and as a counsellor on a helpline in an Employee Assistance Program.
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
Fees are normally £40 per hour. I will consider reduced rates if costs are a barrier to you and I am happy to discuss this with you.
I work from a counselling room in my back garden, and I hope that you find it a peaceful and calm environment.