People come to see me for all sorts of reasons. They might be having trouble in friendships or relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, have lost someone close to them, be struggling with low self-esteem or body image issues, engaging in self-harm, or just not feeling quite themselves. I work with people living with mental health diagnoses, as well as those who are going through a challenging or transitional phase of their life. I work with each client by focusing on their strengths as well as their vulnerabilities, recognising that there is no single resolution for any given problem.
Having a place to talk freely and focus on what is important to you can help you to make changes that can improve your life. Therapy can leave you feeling happier and more at ease in your own skin.
I work with each client by focusing on their strengths as well as their vulnerabilities, recognising that there is no single resolution for any given problem.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in Transactional Analysis, an Integrative psychotherapy that focuses on how we relate to others as well as internal processes. Psychotherapy can help you to understand the past can shape your experience of present, as well as supporting you through issues in the 'here and now'. For the past several years I have worked in private practice with both adults and teenagers.
I also work with couples, encouraging an open dialogue and aiming to improve effective communication and listening skills.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 a session (1 hour) and also offer a number of low income sessions at £35. The first session is free of charge, this gives us an opportunity to decide if we would like to work together before any financial commitment is made.
Couples counselling is £60 for an hour and fifteen minutes. The initial consultation is free of charge.
When I work
I work Monday-Friday and offer some evening appointments.
I am now able to again offer face-to-face sessions as well as telephone and video appointments. I understand that due to COVID-19 some people may prefer not to meet face-to-face, and I am happy to work in this way.
For my face-to-face clients I take care to clean the chairs/tables/etc. between sessions and space out appointments in order to allow time for the room to 'air'!