In today's world it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose perspective trying to juggle the many demands upon our time and energy. It can sometimes feel embarrassing to admit that we are struggling to cope, for whatever reason. I offer a warm, accepting place in safe discreet surroundings where you can explore the issues which may be troubling you, enabling you to regain perspective and move forward into a more fulfilling life.
I work with clients of a wide range of ages from teenage to the elderly and have experience of working with people who are suffering from the effects of stress, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement as well as issues of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, relationship difficulties and school and workplace struggles. I can also support clients who are struggling with addictions or who need help with anger management issues.
I work in a person-centred way, drawing on elements of existential philosophy and cognitive behavioural therapy to offer my clients the therapy most suited to their needs. I am able to offer both short and long-term therapy. I am an experienced, fully qualified and insured counsellor and member of the BACP and as such am bound by their Code of Ethics.
I believe every individual has the power to be the best they can be - they just need to understand how to achieve that. Why not come along to meet me, let's see if we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
FdA in Counselling (Humanistic) with Commendation
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3
Working with Addictions
I also have experience of working with university students in a counselling agency, the elderly in a supported living care home as well a diverse range of clients through my own private practice.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
School/exam related stress
Daytime sessions £50/hour
Evenings and weekends £50/hour
Couples £60/hour day £60/hour evening
Reduced rates offered for university and college students/people on low income
Although the therapy hour is normally 50 minutes I offer a full hour for each session.
Prior to training as a counsellor I had many years of experience as a senior executive in the corporate world nationally and internationally and understand the stresses this can bring.