There are many reasons you may seek counselling and taking the first step can be daunting.
I aim to provide a safe, non judgemental space where we can explore any difficulties you are having in your life right now. We will also look back into your past, to try to understand patterns of behaviour that might be impacting your current life. By exploring feelings and experiences and building self-awareness, we will work together to move towards a positive change for your future.
I have worked with people experiencing issues such as; anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, eating difficulties, low self-esteem, work related difficulties, self harm and suicidal thoughts.
I also work with those experiencing difficulties during and after pregnancy including anxiety and depression, miscarriage and reproductive loss, attachment issues, re-emergence of childhood issues and changes in the relationship as new parents. Counselling and psychotherapy offer you the opportunity to talk about how you feel, look at the underlying factors that have contributed to how you are feeling, as well as helping you to change the way you feel and start to enjoy motherhood.
An initial appointment of 50 minutes is offered and at that meeting, we will discuss the issues that you believe are most important, and assess how we might work together. Appointments will then, where possible, be weekly, at the same time and will last 50 minutes.
I offer both open-ended, long-term counselling and short-term counselling all in person, online or on the telephone. During our initial meeting, we would decide together what the best approach might be for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold a post graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling which is accredited by the BACP.
I am a registered member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA).
I hold an up to date DBS certificate and am fully insured.
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
For our initial meeting and all subsequent 50 minute sessions the cost is £55.
The cost for online and telephone sessions is £55.
Concessionary rates are available which can be discussed at our initial appointment.