I am a BACP registered Counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma offering support to adults with a wide range of issues.
I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions which can be shorter or longer term work depending on your needs. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, and whatever you wish to talk about I will work with you to support you in finding the right way forward for you.
Perhaps you are struggling with changes that seem out of your control, or feelings of isolation. Maybe you have become used to giving the ‘I’m OK’ image but really struggling to carry on that persona right now? Or are family or working relationships taking their toll, leaving you feeling frustrated, angry or worthless?
I’m aware how difficult it can be to both feel you need help and even more so to ask for it. I strive to offer the space and time for you to feel heard and to allow your feelings and struggles to be truly acknowledged without judgement. Life can be really tough at times but by working alongside you, I offer support in allowing you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing in order to move forward. Together we can talk through what you wish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the governing body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. As a Member of BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and subject to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure. I also adhere to its recommendations for regular supervision and continuous professional development.
I have previously worked for a charity, within a large business and as a teacher. I have had my own struggles and challenges along the way. All of these roles, have allowed me to support adults and children with various additional needs. I am passionate about inclusion and enabling a voice for all. For the past 7 years, I have also worked within a Critical Incident Team of a large local authority, which provides emotional support to adults and children following a critical incident and which can affect individuals and communities in different ways. I continue to volunteer at a local counselling centre, St Barnabas Counselling Centre and have previously volunteered in several other positions including Samaritans.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £40.00 to £45.00
It’s really important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose to work with and I offer the first session of up to an hour at a reduced fee of £20.
Further sessions of up to an hour are currently £40 for video and telephone sessions and £45 for face to face sessions.
You are welcome to contact me - without obligation - if you have any questions prior to making an appointment, by telephone, text or email.