I am a fully qualified, experienced, registered and accredited professional counsellor and psychotherapist.
I offer both individual and couples counselling, working with time-limited, long term and open-ended counselling contracts.
Using counselling, psychotherapy and CBT appropriately tailored to the needs of each client, I help with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, abuse, trauma, bereavement and loss, and any other difficulties causing distress.
How I work
I offer my clients the opportunity to talk about their issues in a safe, trusting, caring, respectful, empathic and non-judgemental environment.
I integrate a variety of approaches, skills and techniques gained from years of training and experience. Working collaboratively, I endeavour to help clients develop their personal awareness and understanding of difficulties by encouraging and facilitating exploration of thoughts, feelings and behaviours, significant relationships and relevant experiences - with a view to:
understanding how clients have come to be who and how they are
recognising repeating patterns in behaviours and relationships
facilitating clients in gaining insight into their impact on others
identifying the roots of clients' present difficulties
- alleviating emotional distress
- supporting and suitably challenging clients whilst they manage their issues and effect changes
Ultimately, clients may use their enhanced self-awareness to allow them to take appropriate control and responsibility for themselves, to improve the quality and enjoyment of their relationships and to make informed choices and decisions in their current and future life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a counsellor since 1997, within a range of different settings, both abroad (in South Africa) and in the UK.
My experience encompasses a broad spectrum of clients (including doctors, NHS staff, celebrities, TV / sports personalities and politicians) and work with many varied issues.
- Post-Graduate Diploma - Supervision
Post-Graduate Certificate - Couple Counselling
Diploma (Higher Education) - Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate (Higher Education) – Interpersonal and Counselling Skills
- Certificate – Trainer of BFASA Counsellors
- Certificate – Breastfeeding Association of South Africa (BFASA) Counsellor
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Please note that my fees per session vary according to time of day.
Weekday appointments between 09:00 to 16:45:
- Individuals: £70
- Couples: £85
Evening appointments starting 17:00 onwards:
- Individuals: £80
- Couples: £95
The above fees apply to 50 minute sessions.
90 minute and 2 hour sessions can be booked. Please ask for further details.
Please visit my website: www.TheRelationalCounsellor.co.uk for additional information.
Please also note:
I am currently offering Telephone or Video Conferencing sessions (via Zoom).