I qualified as a Counsellor from Warwick University in 2006.
I trained as an Integrative therapist and use a Person Centred approach.
I believe you are the expert on yourself, not me, but life gives us challenges that can feel insurmountable or overwhelming and we need to seek help for ourselves.
As an integrative therapist I am able to draw on different methods and strategies that help us work together, at a pace you feel happy with and in a way that works best for you.
I offer a confidential, safe, supportive and non judgemental space for you to build trust and feel fully able to be yourself in the therapeutic process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as an integrative therapist from Warwick University in 2006.
In addition to this I have other qualifications, experience & training in Mediation, Autism and delivering training to individuals and organisations.
Along with my experience of offering individual therapy in a private setting I have a wealth of experience in counselling & supporting young people, teaching staff and parents in an educational setting.
I have worked as a counsellor within specialist disability teams for Birmingham City Council, for charitable organisations specialising in Autism/neuro-diversity and Domestic Abuse.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£40 per hourly session
When I work
I strive to be as flexible as I can with my availability. Please call me if you need to do discuss times outside the availability published. I will do my best to help.
I generally use the first session to explore what brings you to therapy and what is happening in your life at present.
This is helpful in working out where we want to start, your expectations and what we might achieve from the sessions.
We will also use this session for contracting, so we both know what to expect. For example ; frequency, length of sessions and cancelling sessions.
Confidentiality, contact between us and any practical issues can also be worked out at this stage. It is important you are fully included and feel in control of any arrangements we make together from the start.
Equally important at this session is for you to feel safe, supported and are able to be yourself, as much as is possible, the first time we meet.