My objective is to create an open and trusting relationship between myself and my client which will help them gain a better understanding of themselves, and find the resources to move forward.
I have more than 15 years of experience, and I consider myself an integrative counsellor with a person-centred focus. I have developed an intuitive and supportive style using appropriate tools to suit my clients’ needs. I like to develop rapport, trust, and openness in order to explore underlying issues that may be unsettling and intruding upon my clients’ lives.
I believe it is crucial that you find the right counsellor or therapist for you. As such, I recommend that we have a free, informal chat before booking our first session to make sure we can work together effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with, and accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy as a registered Independent Counsellor working in a Person-Centred and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and MCBT (Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) approaches.
As an accredited member of the BACP I abide by a Code of Ethics and Practice, and as required by this Code my counselling work is always regularly supervised.
I teach Person-Centred Counselling to students at CPCAB Diploma Level 4, and as a Visiting Lecturer at Lincoln Bishop Grossteste University to undergraduate students of Psychology. I continue to work on my own personal development and have recently started an MSc in Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience.
In the past I have worked on a voluntary basis for agencies specifically for Survivors of Child Sex Abuse for Males and for Females. Over the years this work has given me a wide experience of working with Trauma and Memories.
My main influences lie in existential counselling, social constructionism, and narrative therapy.
I also teach and practice Mindfulness Meditation, and I continue to study and attend workshops to further my understanding, and improve my ability to help people.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling is £45.00 for a 50-minute session
I do accept some clients at a lower rate under certain circumstances.
Tuesday to Thursday 10am-7pm. Friday 10am-4pm
Convenient and pleasant waterside location, close to town centre, bus and rail links, and car parking on-site