As an experienced qualified Person-Centred Counsellor I work with a wide range of emotional difficulties including relationship issues, generalised anxiety and depression, bipolar, post viral fatigue (PVF), stress/work related conflicts, and family dilemmas. I’m also professionally trained in Bereavement Counselling.
I work with a diverse range of clients from all age groups and different backgrounds encouraging them to find new ways to deal with aspects of their lives that they may find troublesome or painful. Discovering new perspectives that can bring about change and a sense of wellbeing is a major aim of the Person-Centred counselling that I practice.
My counselling approach is based on successfully building a therapeutic relationship with clients which enables them to explore their feelings and emotions within a safe and trusting environment. I will work with you in a space where you will not be judged, where you will be heard with an empathic understanding and receive honest and open responses.
This approach has helped many clients to gain a better understanding of how their feelings and emotions impact on their daily lives, to learn to value and trust their own internal senses and to produce their own solutions which lead to positive outcomes.
Clients have also found that not only does Person-Centred counselling help them with deep emotional issues that need resolving but also enables them to build motivation, increase empowerment and to develop improved self-awareness.
Wild Counselling - Walk and Talk Therapy
I have recently added Walk and Talk Therapy to my portfolio however because of a recent government change in Covid19 regulations I am unable to do these sessions until restrictions are lifted. Until then I’m continuing my online work, supporting as many clients as I can as we all try to make some sense of the next few months ahead of us. You can reach me either through wildcounselling.co.uk or the contact details above. In the meantime a few words below describe the concept behind Wild Counselling and how working in different ways can help to inspire unexpected change.
Wild Counselling draws on the benefits of walking and talking to find innovative solutions to psychological problems. Holding sessions in different outdoor environments including parks, countryside walking paths and riversides has proven to aid exploration of issues and help to trigger solutions that could otherwise lay dormant. This is nature working at its best, giving individuals a sense of freedom to think through their problems and share their emotions with their counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Professional Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Bereavement Counselling Training
Online counselling Training
I run a private practice and have experience of working with blind or partially sighted clients gained at RNIB.
I have worked with bereavment clients for many years mostly through Lewisham Bereavement Counselling.
I am a full and registered member of BACP and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
Fee per online/telephone counselling session – £50.00
Fee per online/telephone assessment – £50.00
Session / Assessment time length – 1 hour
Day time / early evening appointments available.