How counselling can help
It can be difficult to know where to start when looking for a counsellor, especially when we feel vulnerable and life feels challenging. We might have something that we know needs addressing or it might be something that feels a little more difficult to understand. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to make sense of the challenges you face and work through them. This can help you to have a better understanding of your needs and how to meet them, work through past experiences and feel more in control of your future.
How I work
I work in a person-centred way, to listen without judgement, recognising you as the person who knows yourself best and helping you to know yourself better. This is a journey I will walk with you, providing support and helping you to find a way forward that is right for you.
Who I work with
I work on a one-to-one basis with adults and also children and young people from the age of 11, offering face-to-face, online and telephone counselling. My face-to-face work is Covid-19 risk assessed and I am happy to talk to you about what measures I put in place to minimise risk.
I offer daytime and evening appointments and a free, 30-minute initial meeting so that you can meet me and decide if we can work together, with no obligation.
I am based in Olney, which is accessible by car from Northampton, Milton Keynes and Bedford.
If you would like to contact me to take the first step, I can be reached by phone call, text or email, or you can find out more on my website. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 CPCAB Working with Children and Young People
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Protective Behaviours
- Trauma and Abuse
- End of life
I have provided counselling with adults for a national mental health charity and currently volunteer at an agency which provides counselling for children and young people between the ages of 11 and 25.
I have over 20 years experience of teaching in secondary and primary schools, having had a number of different roles and responsibilities.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Each session is 50 minutes long.
Concessions are available as detailed above. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your circumstances and find out more.