The challenges of life, past and present, can at times leave us feeling, overwhelmed, confused, hurt and stuck. This is when counselling may be helpful. Counselling provides a space to explore those issues that are upsetting you. It is very common to feel apprehensive about starting counselling however many people have discovered new perspectives and a greater self-awareness through the counselling process.
At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a reflective, safe and non-judgmental space where you feel listened to and valued. In so doing, I endeavour to help you discover the triggers and maintaining factors behind those issues troubling you. Greater self-awareness, and a fresh perspective can lead to discovering a more balanced and sustainable way of managing the life's challenges. I offer an integrative counselling approach which means I draw from a variety of counselling models, so as to suite your own unique personality and style.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, with a BA(Hons) in Integrative Relational Counselling and a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I have a number of years experience working in the charity sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. Previously, I worked in early childhood development, developing and presenting programs for underprivileged children in rural Africa.
Give me a call or send an email, and I will get back to you within 48 hours. We can then arrange a time for an initial session, which is free. During the first session we will discuss what you would like to get out of counselling. If you think you would like to continue we can then set up a second session, and arrange for further weekly/fortnightly session.
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
Initial assessment is free.
Individuals: £35.00 per session.
Couples: £50.00 per session.
A limited number of spaces on concession rates available.