Have you ever found yourself feeling like your going around in circles repeating the same patterns of behaviour for example in relationships or life in general? If so, this is where counselling can help by offering you a safe confidential and non-judgemental space to explore these further to help you reflect on your life choices, which is often difficult in our fast-moving world. I believe passionately that counselling can play an important part in maintaining our physical and emotional wellbeing.
I am a Therapeutic Counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with nearly twenty years’ experience of working in both the statutory and charitable sector with adults, young people and families. My practice is specifically tailored to individual need and I incorporated both creative and CBT techniques.
Most recently I have been providing counselling in schools and for a healthcare provider that provides bereavement services. I have experience in children’s mental health and addiction services. I have a specific interest in bereavement and working with young people and families
Counselling can be useful for:
- Managing change
- Gaining insight and understanding into yourself and others
- Working through feelings
- Improving relationships
- Making life choices
Types of difficulties may include:
• Relationship difficulties
• Anxiety and stress
• Self harm
• Low self esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
- Postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapy Studies
- Certificate in Creative Art Therapy
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
Individual counselling: £35 per 50 minute hour – concessions are available so please do not hesitate to ask
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited Register Member
Registered Member for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
What to expect:
Please do hesitate to contact me either by phone or email. Our first contact will give us the opportunity to begin to think about your needs and reasons for seeking counselling. I offer 50 minute sessions which can be either weekly or fortnightly. They can be arranged over a short or long period all of which is dependant on your need and requirements.
Please note that all government guidance regarding the Coronavirus is adhered to.