I understand that life can sometimes be a struggle and you may have become overwhelmed with distress, confusion and sadness. You may be aware of feeling ‘stuck’ in your life or be experiencing a period of low mood. Counselling with me provides you with a safe and confidential space where you can openly and honestly share your difficult situations, feelings and emotions.
I believe that talking to someone who can really hear you in a non-judgemental way, accept you as you are and empathise with what you are going through will assist you to move forward in your life. It is when you feel safe, heard and accepted that you have the freedom and possibility to change.
Counselling will also give you the opportunity to explore your personal growth and development within a supportive and trusting relationship. I can help you in finding meaning in your life and discovering your values, strengths, and choices. We will work together to enable you to start addressing the difficult situations that have brought you to counselling and the feelings and emotions that go alongside them.
Areas I can help you with:
~ Depression, Anxiety
~ Low Self-Confidence, Low Self Esteem
~ Bereavement, Loss
~ Stress, Loneliness
~ Work Related Problems, Redundancy
~ Relationship Issues, Divorce, Family Issues
~ Infertility, Miscarriage, IVF treatment, Childlessness
~ Menopause, Mid-life difficulties, Life Transitions
~ Spirituality, Religion, Personal Faith
~ Cultural Issues, Identity
~ Finding Meaning or Purpose in Life
There is no set time limit on how long you might want to attend counselling; this could be short term, for example 6-12 sessions, or much longer term. The choice of how long to continue is totally down to you. If you would like to see if counselling is for you I would suggest trying an initial session.This initial session is a chance for us to meet and for you to find out what to expect from counselling and whether it is right for you. Please contact me to arrange an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I also have a Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care, which I gained whilst working for the national charity organisation Cruse.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Infertility, IVF treatment, Miscarriage, Childlessness
Menopause, Mid-life difficulties, Life Transitions
Bereavement & Loss
Spirituality, Religion, Personal Faith.
Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life.
£45.00 per session
My Counselling Fee is £45 per session. Each counselling session is for 50 minutes. Counselling Sessions are weekly.
I also offer a reduced rate of £35 per session for full time Students (aged 18-23).
If you would like to see if counselling is for you, I would suggest trying an initial session. This initial session is a chance for us to meet and for you to find out what to expect from counselling and whether it is right for you. There is a reduced fee of £25 for this initial session.
I have now returned to in-person counselling. I am also continuing with some online sessions via Zoom.