I am an integrative therapist working collaboratively with clients to help them solve the issues they bring to counselling.
I have a private practice seeing couples, individuals and young people. I specialise in relationship therapy having trained with Relate and being a Relate Practitioner. I also specialise in working with young people having founded and led a counselling service in a mainstream senior academy for 9 years.
I am experienced in working with many different issues, including relationship issues, eating disorders, obesity, self-harming, depression/low mood, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, low self-esteem, substance abuse, sexual abuse, anger management and trauma. In the last few years I have also worked as a trauma therapist for a charity working with adult survivors of sexual abuse.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics and practice. My work is supervised and I am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Relationship Therapy (Accredited)
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Certificate of Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Mental Health and Couple Counselling
Domestic Violence Abuse
Couples and Alcohol
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Affairs from a Psychodynamic Perspective
Emotionally Focused Therapy Training
Counselling Young People
Working with Difference
Youth Access Training
Nurturing Young People's Mental Health through Counselling
Solution Focused Approaches to Counselling Young People
Counselling Young People who have Experienced or Witnessed Trauma
Managing Bereavement in School
Self-Harm and Eating Disorders
Supporting Children when a Family Member has a Serious Illness
Student Mental Health Issues
Child Focused Practice
Child Protection and Assessment
Young Person Centred Counselling Assessment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Working with ASD
Working with Trauma
Trauma and the Body
Addiction as an Attachment Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Supporting Mental Health in Schools
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with