I have a broad range of experience working with adults and young people, all with different reasons for wanting to access counselling. I am able to offer a range of different types of counselling sessions, based on your preferences and desired outcome.
How Might Counselling Help
Counselling itself isn't a cure, it is an arena where healing and change can take place.
Counselling Assessment & Process
The first time we meet is an opportunity for us to discuss why you wish to access counselling and how counselling might help. The relationship between the client and counsellor is paramount in effective therapy, and so we must both feel that I am the right counsellor for you. After the initial meeting, if we both agree to proceed, we will agree a mutually convenient date and time to meet each week for a 50 minute session. Initially it can be beneficial to meet weekly, but other options, such as fortnightly and monthly might also be considered.
Throughout the counselling process, we will review your original aims of counselling and you can assess whether counselling is meeting your needs and whether you wish to continue. You are free to end counselling at any time, but I would always recommend having a planned ending.
Home visits may be beneficial for a range of reasons and currently I am able to visit clients within a 20 mile radius of Rugby, Warwickshire, but I hope to be able to increase this in the future. The benefit of a home visit is increased if there is a suitable room in which to meet, with minimal distractions. If in any doubt then please contact me to discuss.
Single Session Interventions
A single 'one off' session can give you the time and space to talk about specific problems and consider your future plans. After an initial single session, you might decide that you would like on-going sessions. Any additional sessions can be discussed and agreed and might include, either time limited (6-12 sessions) or longer term.
The duration of single 'one off' sessions is negotiable but may typically last for 90 or 120 minutes.
Not all counselling sessions have to take place in a counselling room or your home. Ecotherapy is a formal type of therapeutic intervention, which involves being in nature. Please contact me if you would like further information
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been fortunate to work and volunteer with a wide range of national and local organisations, including Mind, Cruse Bereavement Care, Northamptonshire NHS and the Samaritans.
- MSc Integrative Therapy
- Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (level 7)
- Diploma in Child Psychology
- Certificate in Children's & Young Peoples Mental Health
- Counselling for Problem Gamblers (Gamcare)
- Working with Personality Disorders (NHS)
- Working with Drugs & Alcohol (Aquarius)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB level 3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB level 2)
- Cruse Bereavement Care Trained
- Samaritans Volunteer/Trainer
- Team Teach Trained
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
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer a range of therapeutic interventions and so the fees may vary depending on the type of intervention, whether I am visiting you, or if you are meeting me at one of the office locations. I am aware that the cost of counselling can be a barrier to preventing someone from accessing therapy and so concessions are available based on individual circumstances. Please contact me for further information.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I abide by their ethical framework.
I am registered with the Government DBS update service and hold an enhanced DBS. I maintain professional indemnity insurance and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) registration number ZA518548.
BACP Registered Member - 374211