Do you feel depressed, anxious, confused, hurt, unable to cope or just not sure what to do? Sometimes talking to someone who is not a friend or family member, in confidence, can be really helpful to unravel difficult and complicated feelings.
I was initially trained as a person-centred counsellor. I now, through experience and training, integrate some aspects of other modalities. I aim to provide a counselling relationship which is safe, non-judgemental and empathic.Together we can explore your concerns to hopefully reach a better understanding or different perspective or even examine how to cope with what might not be possible to change.
I work in a holistic way because I believe that everything a client brings to therapy is important and relevant and so I follow my clients and ask relevant questions in a non-threatening and calm manner, I work at the clients pace.
I have experience of many different issues, and have worked with people from a wide range of ages. I am an Independent practitioner offering counselling to individuals. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I can offer brief and longer term counselling with the flexibility of day or evening appointments. The initial assessment provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have so that you can decide if you want to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Diploma Level 4
Training and experience in working with depression and anxiety
Cruse trained Bereavement Counsellor
Pre-bereavement training and experience
Co-facilitated a group for people affected by others addictions
Worked with students and young people
I have an understanding of age related problems and terminal illness
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
£40 to £50 per 50 minutes depending on ability to pay. We can discuss this at the first appointment. (no proof necessary)
Payment by cash or cheque or bank transfer
Concessions offered for
I work from a lovely therapy room in the centre of Daventry some weekdays and evenings with a possibility of weekend appointments. There is plenty of free parking.