I am a professionally qualified counsellor working in an integrative relational way. This means I can draw on a range of psychological theories as we work together to help you understand what is going on for you whilst supporting you and being non-judgemental.
I believe that each of us has the capacity to achieve what we want from life but that sometimes our journey takes an unexpected turn. It is then that talking to a counsellor can help to unravel the pieces to find a new way forward to peace and acceptance.
We have all grown up among other people and their opinions of us can influence how we see ourselves. The past does influence the present but it need not determine the future if we can recognise the habitual ways we respond to people or situations. Once this insight happens, we are free to make different choices and become the best we can be.
I want to help you find those different choices from the patchwork of your own life experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling, 2015 from Middlesex University.
NCFE level 1, 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory, 2012
BEd (Biology), 1982, and I worked as a secondary school teacher for 30 years.
I have worked in a low cost counselling agency with adult clients: long term and short term counselling.
I have worked in a sixth form College with 17 and 18 year old students, short term counselling.
Currently I work at Somerset Counselling Centre and in my own private practice with adult clients.
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
My standard fee is £45
My private practice is accessible by public transport and has free roadside parking nearby.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by BACP code of ethical and professional practice. I attend regular clinical supervision, hold professional indemnity insurance as well as enhanced DBS check.