Choosing to come to counselling is often the first step we take to try to make sense of difficult, painful and confusing experiences that we are currently feeling, or have carried with us from the past.
Feelings of depression, anxiety and sadness can feel overwhelming and isolating. Understanding the impact this has on your life and being able to focus on yourself- who you are, perhaps within your family, friendship or workplace relationships, can help you to deal with these experiences.
I provide a safe, respecting and confidential space, where you will be listened to and heard; where you can explore and unravel these feelings to understand why you feel as you do and perhaps become more accepting of yourself and see more clearly any choices or changes that you might have struggled with.
I will not judge or advise you, but I will support you to deal with whatever is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I abide by their guidelines, and am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially.
I have several years experience of working with a crisis charity, dealing with male and female survivors of sexual abuse and also with a counselling agency dealing with a range of issues, including depression and anxiety.
I work with the person you are, whether you are an adult, young person, male, female or transgender. I am also able to offer counselling to children and have DBS clearance.
I regularly attend courses and workshops as part of my commitment to professional development, and also to extend my knowledge of the widening variety of issues that are brought to counselling sessions.
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 offer an initial session for £25.00, for you to have an opportunity to discuss how counselling might help, and also to see whether we can work together.
My fees for a counselling session of an hour are £35.00, though if you are training as a counsellor, I offer a concession rate of £25.00 during your training.
The fee for couples is £45.00 for an hour session
I offer both long and short term therapy, though there is no obligation to commit to a fixed number of sessions.
I work during the daytime and some evenings, and parking is available.