I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor and Family/Systemic Practitioner and I have been qualified for twenty years. I offer a talking therapy and/or creative therapy to children, adults and young people.
My approach to counselling is ‘Client-Centred’ having been trained in a number of modalities; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential, CBT and as a Family Systemic Practitioner. I believe it is firstly the relationship between counsellor and client(s) which provides the foundation to explore, understand, challenge and change patterns of behaviour which are causing relationship difficulties and personal distress.
I try to offer a positive environment in which together we can discover new insights and understanding. I call myself client-centred as I try to offer the therapy which ‘fits’ the needs of the client. This can be a talking therapy using different approaches of exploring the past and present or something more solution focussed depending on individual needs. Looking at how negative thought patterns may contribute to feelings and behaviours can often be insightful and when understood can open the door to making positive changes.
I use creative materials if this feels appropriate or helpful, both with adults and young people as I have found this to be a powerful and interesting way to gain understanding of our lives and ourselves. I also work with families and parts of families i.e parent and child, siblings or any members of the family who are seeking to understand and learn better ways of communicating together.
Additionally, I am a qualified supervisor and offer clinical supervision on a one to one basis or in small groups (please contact me if you are looking to join or wish me to set up a new supervision group).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling since 1998 and much of my work has been with children and young people in schools and an agency setting.
I manage a busy counselling agency for young people and work with children and parents in schools.
I have an enhanced DBS certificate and full indemnity insurance.
Training & Qualifications
- BA (Hons) Communication Studies, 1990
- Diploma in Counselling, 2000
- Diploma in Working with Adolescents, 2005
- BACP Accreditation, 2005
- Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision, 2010
- ABC Diploma in Casework Supervision, 2010
- Post Graduate Certificate in Child Focussed Systemic Practice, 2019
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to face individual counselling: £55 (50 minutes)
Face to face family counselling £65 (50 minutes)
Online and telephone individual: £40 (50 minutes)
Online family sessions: £50 (50 minutes)
Face to face clinical supervision: £55 individual (50 minute session)
Face to face group supervision £40 group (per person) (1.5/2 hours depending on number of supervisees-maximum of four)
Online clinical supervision one to one £40 (50 minute session)
Concessions offered for
Please enquire. Limited low cost spaces at any time on a sliding scale.
Proof of earnings may be requested