Counselling can be helpful at various times in our lives. Talking about it with another can make a difference. An independent relationship that is confidential and safe.
You may be dealing with major life changes or beginning to recognise that you feel mentally or emotionally troubled, it may also be hard to pinpoint what is actually happening.
Perhaps you are struggling with parts of yourself that feel uncomfortable, or you are a little dissatisfied with life generally.
Maybe you can see recurring patterns within your close relationships and you need some help to make sense of these patterns and find a way of changing unhelpful behaviours.
I can offer a space where you will be listened to with empathy and without judgement. My role is to assist you in finding the answers to whatever troubles you.
Many people come to therapy to explore life changes or issues, but many also come for personal development. Awareness that we are not fulfilling our potential can be stressful too.
I am a person centred Integrative therapist. This puts you, the client, at the centre of the work, acknowledging that the answers to your questions are within you. My role is to empower you to find your own way though.
We may look at the past in order to make sense of the present; we may talk about the way you talk to yourself or how you see yourself in various relationships. You may find the answers to your questions by exploring your life, thoughts, feelings and behaviours in multiple ways.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychology & Computing BSc
- Counselling Levels 2&3
- Certificate In Counselling Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling
I have worked with Pre & Post Bereavement extensibly. This includes working with life limiting diagnosis and people at the end of their life.
Loss and endings are a fundamental human experience, this extensive experience of what it is to be human, has given me a wealth of experience.
I believe our life purpose is to find who we really are. It can be a challenging journey. As a counsellor I have spent many years working on myself for this very reason. Consequently, I am aware of how difficult it is to change our limiting patterns and a lifetime of habits. I also trust that with time that it is possible to do this.
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
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£40 for one hour session
I offer a free initial telephone or zoom session which will be an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what you need from therapy. The relationship is fundamental to our work together, so it is important for us to experience each other before we commit to therapy.
From my perspective this session will confirm that I am the best person for the work. I am aware of my own limits to competencies and proficiencies and this will confirm that I can meet your needs.
From your perspective it's important that you feel safe and can trust your therapist.
This session, should we decide to work together, may also involve administration tasks . This will include an agreement between us, which will confirm professional and legal points and caveats to confidentiality.