If you are looking for a counsellor, you might feel that you’re struggling to find a way to express your emotions. I can offer a non-judgmental, confidential space for you to explore anything that is distressing you. Whether you are struggling to deal with something difficult from your past or you are overwhelmed by emotions in the present, I can offer counselling sessions that are pressure-free and responsive to your needs.
I am an MSc-educated counsellor with experience working with a range of issues such as trauma, abuse, anxiety, relationship issues and many other concerns. I believe that every individual’s needs are unique and so I work to provide the best care for you according to my CORE philosophy:
C is for Celebratory. We work together to support you and a big part of that is taking time to celebrate the successes and the good moments. When you are making the effort to reach your full potential by taking the leap of coming to counselling, you deserve to take a moment to pat yourself on the back.
O is for Open. The counselling room is your space. This means that our work will be flexible to your needs and we will work creatively to get the best outcome for you.
R is for Relational. The most important part of counselling is building a strong relationship between you and me. This means taking time to value you for who you are and providing healthy, boundaried time for you to explore yourself within a caring relationship.
E is for Equal. I strive to create a space that works for everyone no matter your age, gender, sexuality, race or disability status. This means that I try to understand how you interact with the world and how that may be affected by your different identities. You are welcome here and every part of you will be valued and respected.
Each of these values forms an important part of the work we can do. Together, we can allow you to unlock your full potential and live a happier life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA Education with Journalism and Creative Writing
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
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