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About me

 I am an integrative counsellor which in short means that I am trained and experienced in three different modalities. I promote a safe space for my clients. Each person is unique so I may either blend the modalities, or use one of the modalities as a stand-alone, to meet the needs of each individual client and their changing needs.

The first modality I use is Person Centred counselling. This underpins the sessions and the therapeutic relationship. I give the client space and time to explore what is going on for them. The core conditions of Person Centred are:

unconditional positive regard (UPR) which means that I provide a safe non judgemental space;

empathy where I endeavour to get into my client's frame of reference. I walk alongside them as a companion to understand their journey;

congruence where I promote transparency and honesty, after all the client is the expert of themselves and their life.

Gestalt therapy looks at the here and now, exploring body and emotional sensations. The use of art, imagery and experiments like the empty chair technique can be invaluable in helping resolve issues such as depression, self esteem and relationship issues.

The use of Transactional Analysis (TA) gives insight into the way clients communicate and interact with others.

I charge a fee of £50 for a 50 minute session.

Confidentiality is vital for the therapeutic relationship. However, there are exceptions where it maybe necessary to break confidentiality:

if there is a threat of harm to self or others;

drug trafficking (not using);

money laundering;

acts of terrorism.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience in working with persons in alcoholism and drug addiction for over 10 years. Also clients who are struggling from anxiety to suicidal ideation. I have a diploma in therapeutic counselling and I maintain my learning with CPD's; working with rapid response cases with trauma and people with anxiety. Whatever is troubling you we can explore this in a safe environment, I also have an online qualification also which is approved my several counselling bodies and was provided by Counselling Tutor.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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