RELEASE is an innovative person centred counselling service that is flexible, affordable (reduced fee for those on low income, proof req) and without a waiting list. Whether you come by self referral or by another professional, I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting.
My aim is for you to gain clarity and understanding for what you may be feeling or experiencing, thus enabling you to make changes to live a more fulfilling and content life. By working together and with my guidance, this is achievable.
My promise to you...
You WILL be listened to
You WILL be heard
You WILL be supported
You will NOT be judged
You have made the first difficult move of seeking out a therapist, so well done.
Feel free to contact me for a quick chat about how to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Suicide Awareness, Hate Crime, LGBT Training, Mental Health Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Based CBT (Adv dip), Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce, Counselling Studies (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)Therapeutic Counselling Dip (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) First Aid, Children and Young People (working in their world)
I have gained insight and invaluable knowledge by working in a LGBT centre doing 1-1 sessions with clients of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community. Ive also spent time as a school counsellor for ages 11-16 year olds. I have worked in a secure training centre with young people (aged 12-18 years) who presented challenging behaviour together with social, emotional and mental health needs. Although I was a custody care officer, I was able to put my counselling skills to use by mentoring them whilst they were in the judicial system.
I have now been running my own private practice since 2016 seeing clients with mental health concerns.
I am continuously training and learning in order to keep up to date with my personal development and to keep my skills and knowledge fresh and in accordance with the BACP (British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy) to offer my clients the best service.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Reduced fee for those on low income.
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
For the first time of meeting, there will be an assessment where some paperwork will need to be carried out. This is to gain some background information on your situation.
Fees are between £40 and £45.
I ask clients to pay for their session via bank transfer prior to commencement. If payment has not been received 24 hours before, the session will not be allocated to you.
All sessions are for 50 minutes.
Available various days and times.