* Please note: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, I am offering all of my sessions via video call or telephone call.
I am an integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP.
Is to offer a warm, confidential, safe space for us to work with any issues or difficulties you bring. I will listen without judgement, working alongside you in the context of a supportive, collaborative relationship. You are free to discuss whatever feels important, whenever you feel ready and able to do so.
How I work
In counselling, as in life, one size does not fit all. Working as an integrative counsellor allows me to offer you a number of counselling approaches to best suit your individual needs. You are at the heart of the process. My role is not to give advice but I will safely support you in working towards positive change.
Establishing a good therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in the effectiveness of our work together, so it's important that you feel comfortable with me. With that in mind, I offer a free no obligation telephone discussion, where we can explore what it is you would like to achieve and how we might work towards that. If you decide that I am the right counsellor for you, we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet on a weekly basis. How long we work together depends on you and your needs. I offer both short term and long term counselling.
Please feel free to contact me via phone on: 07513 230911 or click here to send me an email to arrange your free no obligation discussion.
How can counselling help?
Life can sometimes present challenges which may leave us feeling overwhelmed. Whilst family and friends can sometimes be a good source of support. Most often people find it helpful to talk to a professional counsellor, who is not personally involved.
If you would like me to listen and help you to understand your feelings, or to find ways to manage your emotional issues, then I can help.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, maybe you are suffering from anxiety or depression, or have experienced a bereavement. Perhaps you feel that something is ‘not quite right’, leaving you feeling confused, sad or stuck. You may be experiencing the effects of stress, relationship difficulties or low self esteem. Whatever your reason, I am here to help you.
I can help you to develop a greater sense of self awareness, enabling you to make sense of what's troubling you. With insight, comes an opportunity to make positive changes in your life, or to simply accept what is.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP & Open University Certificate in Counselling Online
- CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling skills
- Certificate in facilitating Group Therapy
- Certificate in working with the Inner Child
- Awareness in Bereavement Care (OCNW Foundation Level 2) Cruse Bereavement
- Recognising and working with Anxiety and Low Mood
- Understanding Attachment Needs
- Supporting Young People with Separation Anxiety
- Supporting Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Supporting Young People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Supporting Young People who Self Harm
- Eating Disorders Awareness -BEAT
- Promoting Resilience
- Attachment in the Early Years - Open University
I have worked for many years in corporate environments and for Local Government in education / social care. I have experience of working with clients of various age ranges for whom the demands of life and work have negatively impacted their well-being and relationships.
In addition to private practice, I have experience of working with adults and young people within voluntary organisations and in secondary/grammar school
I have a special interest in supporting those who are experiencing the effects of:
- Work related stress
- Relationship issues
- Low self esteem
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 a free of charge, no obligation initial 20 minute telephone consultation.
Thereafter my fee is £50 per 50 minute session.
Concessions are available to counselling students.
I see adults, older adults and young people from the age of 18 on a one to one basis.