About me

Hello. I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist currently working with clients via zoom and face to face. I have experience working with young adults (16+), adults and older adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, bereavement and loss, low self esteem and relationship problems. I have a particular interest in helping those experiencing anxiety and anxiety related issues, such as panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, social phobias and low self-esteem.

I believe expressing our deepest difficulties and unhappiness to someone, who will listen carefully without judgement, can help us to live a more meaningful and fulfilled life free from the weight of our anguish and distress. For many, putting concerns and feelings into words, and being closely listened to and supported in therapy, is enough to bring about the changes which are hoped for.

Sometimes exploring your thoughts and behaviour patterns can help you become aware of the negative impact they may have on your emotions and experience of life. If this is the case, we can work together to find strategies to help you cope better in situations and circumstances you find difficult, frightening and perhaps impossible.

My approach is integrative which means I am able to draw on different theories and ways of working to help you understand, and cope better with, experiences and concerns in your life which you may be struggling with.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton (BACP accredited course)
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Psychology
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Further Education Teaching (PGCE FE) 
  • Safeguarding Training

I currently combine working in private practice with working for MIND part-time. I also have experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist for a low cost counselling service with adult and older adult clients, and have counselled young people within the FE/HE sector of education.   

As a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling  Professions' (2018). I also keep up to date with, and abide, by their current Covid safe practice guidance. I am committed to my professional development and  attend courses and seminars to enhance and inform my practice. I also attend regular supervision of my clinical practice in line with BACP guidance. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Special interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety and anxiety related disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety and phobias.

Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is usually £50 per 50 minute session. However, my aim is to make therapy affordable and accessible,  so if money is tight, and if you are a student, frontline health care worker, work within education or are a trainee counsellor, I can offer a reduced rate depending on your financial circumstances. 

I offer a free initial consultation via zoom or on the phone.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Bath
Somerset
BA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom