I believe that a good counsellor is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are.
I am a member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and work within their Ethical Framework. I attend regular supervision and professional development training to enhance my therapeutic abilities.
My aim is to provide a professional, confidential, empathic, non-judgmental and supportive environment where we can explore why you have come for counselling.
As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I am able to draw on a range of different theories to vary my approach in order to support your individual needs.
I have experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents and have gained considerable experience of working with LGBT clients (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender).
I have worked in a Child & Adolescent Family Centre for 10 years and worked in a pastoral role in a secondary and primary school setting for 18 years. I am 'Enhanced CRB' checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
§ Addiction Therapy Diploma
§ Eating Psychology Diploma
§ FdA/BA Hons in Integrative Relational Counselling (First Class with Honours)
§ Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
§ Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Theory/Studies
§ Further Training Safeguarding - DSL Lead Training
§ Mindfulness Diploma
§ CBT Diploma- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
§ Award in Teaching and Learning
§ Attachment Theory - From Cradle to Grave (An understanding of our attachments, relationships, loss and bereavement)
§ Understanding and Working with Eating Disorders
§ Introduction to Schema Therapy
§ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - Depression - Substance Misuse - Anxiety - Panic Attacks /Disorder - Phobias - Eating Problems Working with Anger - Anger Management
§ Working with Shame
§ Exploring and Understanding Body Issues
§ Working with Personality Disorders
§ Working with Dreams and Imagery
§ Political & Spiritual Dimensions of the Therapeutic Relationship
§ Bariatric Surgery - Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastric Banding
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a keen interest and vast experience in understanding, supporting and working with those who Self-Harm/Injure. Self-Harm/Injury can take on various forms such as cutting, self-injury, drugs, alcohol, eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Obesity, Body related difficulties), self-defeating behaviours, sexual issues, to name a few.
I am well practised in working and supporting adolescents who have suffered bullying issues leading to anxiety, loss of confidence and self-esteem. I have also gained experience of adults who have experienced bullying at work, in the family or previous experiences.
I am experienced and knowledgeable with those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression/Anger Issues.
Experience of preparation and support for Bariatric Surgery ie. Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Ballooning etc.
Concessions offered for
I am able to offer short and long-term therapy on an extensive range of issues. Each session is 50 minutes long.
My current fees are £50 per session.
48hrs notice is required for cancellation of a session, in which case the fee will not be payable.
Less than 48hrs notice the fee will be payable. However, if the session can be rescheduled within the same week, providing I have a space, no cancellation fee is payable.