My focus is to always offer a safe and therapeutic environment for you to bring whatever feels ok to share. I am aware that it can sometimes be quite a daunting experience deciding to come to counselling and so I try to make the process as calm and supportive as is possible, from your first point of contact with me.
Our initial contact will be through a counselling assessment this will give me an opportunity to assess what support you might need and importantly for you to meet with me and decide if I am the therapist you would like to work with in the counselling process.
If you decide you would like to work with me, I work both long- term and short- term face-to face counselling. We will agree a regular counselling appointment day and time and we will meet weekly and then moving forward we can review your needs and our sessions , eventually reducing sessions and finally completing counselling together.
My integrative training as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist allows me to draw from four counselling theories, person centred, psychodynamic, existential and CBT. I also have over 10 years experience of working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
This enables me to tailor my work to your specific needs, whilst offering you autonomy in the counselling process.
I also offer options of Zoom, Skype and telephone support ,allowing us to work remotely if this is more suitable to your needs and availability.
I have worked for 12 years with a wide and varied client base, from adults of all ages to young children aged 5yrs and upwards to adolescents.
My work also includes a sixth form college setting, supporting students aged 16 – 19yrs of age.
I am passionate about supporting people of all ages through the counselling process. Together we can work through tough, devastating and life changing times, to explore and find new coping strategies and pathways to fulfil your life moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Counselling Skills 1 , 2 and 3
Integrative Counselling Degree FdA (Greenwich University)
BACP Registered Member MBACP ( Reg No:86475)
Additional CPD Training and Workshops:
BACP Core Competences for Working with Young People (11 – 18)
Safeguarding and Child Protection
When Sexual Abuse Never Ends
Working with Ritual Abuse
Working with Erotic Transference
Mind and Body
– Neuroscience for Therapists
Anxiety, Depression & Young People
Why Creative Therapy
– What it is and what it’s not
Safeguarding Awareness Training
Safeguarding issues in Counselling Work
Systemic Work and Genograms
Counselling for Children, Young People and Young Adults
Counselling in Universities and Colleges
Working with Suicidal Clients
Working as a College Counsellor
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
The Beginnings of Attachment
Attachment and Somatic Communications
Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness
Ethics in Counselling
Young people and Anger
Evidence for Counselling Children and Young People
Attachment and Assessment
Solution Focused Interventions to Facilitate Change
Prevent for Support staff
Woking with Issues around Sexual Identity
Women in Prison
Body Psychotherapy & Dissociation
Living and working with Dissociation
Working with Addition and Internet Porn Addiction
Woking with Suicidal Clients
Gender Matters in the criminal Justice System
Coping with depression
Post-natal depression counselling
Dealing with anxiety/Panic attacks
Bereavement counselling /Grief and Loss
Counselling for self esteem/confidence
Anger management counselling
OCD counselling (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Eating disorder counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Initial counselling assessment (50mins) £25
Subsequent sessions (50mins) £50
Child/Young person(under 18) (50mins) £40
If as a client you have a specific requirement re availability please do ask if it is not shown.