Are you anxious? Angry? Depressed? Feeling trapped by your emotions? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and need more clarity to move forward. Or maybe you would like to understand yourself more and take another look at what's going on around you?
Life is an unpredictable journey. Whatever it is you are struggling with, you don't need to walk alone. Counselling can help.
What is counselling?
As we talk and explore your difficulties, I work hard to understand you and what it's like to be in your shoes, to the extent that I know exactly how the shoes rub against your feet. Together in a safe and confidential environment, counselling can give you the insight and support you need in order to move forward.
How do I work?
As an integrative counsellor, I will choose from a range of theories and tools according to your unique situation, to work appropriately and effectively together.
I respect you as a holistic being: this means I take into account how your physical, emotional, mental, relational, cultural and spiritual aspects may all have an impact on how you are feeling. Regardless of your background, I seek to understand you as an individual and work with you in a respectful and collaborative way.
I enjoy working therapeutically with creative materials. Sometimes, words are just not enough - a song, a colour, a taste, a drawing, a scent... these can express powerful feelings and thoughts that words cannot. My counselling room is stocked with creative materials and available for you to use. Even when working online, I am flexible to work with the material that you bring to the session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Being on the register means you can be assured that I abide by their code of ethics.
- Dip HE in Counselling (Roehampton University)
- Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse Bereavement Care)
- BSc Psychology (Royal Holloway University of London)
I have significant experience working with a range of emotional support charities (The Samaritans, The Mix, Cruse Bereavement Care) and with counselling agencies. I have also provided play therapy in a primary school (Place2Be).
People that I have worked with have expressed a greater sense of clarity, more confidence, and an increased ability to overcome challenges in life. 'I have benefited so much from this experience, I feel like a different person', someone has shared as we reflected on the work we have done together. 'I found it very easy to open up quickly even though I had a lot of anxiety starting counselling', said by another person who has never had any counselling before.
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
I have specialist bereavement experience to work through all kinds of losses you may have experienced in life. I also have experience with working with clients who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual trauma.
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
I offer concessionary rates if you are a student or unwaged, feel free to get in touch and enquire.
Concessions offered for
If you would like to work with me then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on 07720656775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If I do not answer your call it could be I am in session with a client. Please send a text message or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I look forward to walking alongside you.