At any stage of our lives we may face issues and difficulties that can overwhelm us. Since 2008, I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds to help address these challenges.
You may feel relatively clear about the reason for seeking help, for instance wanting support in dealing with a specific issue such as a bereavement, divorce, relationship difficulty, redundancy, health or work issue. You may want help with depression or anxiety or you may be struggling to like yourself. Or perhaps you just feel stuck or have a sense that something isn’t quite right and want time and space to reflect on your life and where you are going.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and offer one-to-one therapy to people over 16 years of age in Moseley, Birmingham.
I provide a space where you can explore whatever is troubling you, safely and in confidence. Together we can reflect on how you feel about yourself, your situation, your life and relationships.
I offer short and long-term therapy. For example, our work may be short-term focusing on a single issue to help you though a specific life situation. Should the issues you want to work on be more complex and deep-rooted we may work in a longer-term, open-ended way, exploring patterns in your life and how past experiences are affecting you in the present. How long we work together depends on a number of factors such as your needs, the nature of the issues you bring and what you hope to achieve.
In the first instance I will suggest meeting for an initial consultation session. This will give you the opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and together we can decide on the help you are looking for. During the session you will also get an idea of how I work and if I am the right therapist to help you.
Please visit my website for further information.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation I am currently offering sessions either online by video or by telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Course in Group Analysis, Institute Group Analysis (IGA) 2016
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Birmingham University 2008
- Certificate in Counselling, Birmingham University 2006
- BA (Hons) Visual Communication, Wolverhampton Art College 1981
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have regular supervision and continue to attend trainings, courses and workshops as part of my CPD.
I have been working as a therapist since 2008 and have experience of working in NHS, education, charity and voluntary settings. I have also set up a student counselling service in an Academy school.
I now work in private practice with people over 16 years of age. I also work part time as an honorary psychotherapist within the NHS.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
I charge £50 per session. Please talk to me if you are on low income or benefits as I do offer some places at reduced rates.
I currently offer appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.