Life can be difficult sometimes and it may not always feel appropriate to speak with friends, family or loved ones about the way we are feeling or the things we may be thinking. Often we may be worried that the people we are closest to may be shocked by these feelings and thoughts.
Sometimes seeking support through a professional counsellor is beneficial to help you start to make sense of how you are feeling. The counselling relationship offers a safe space for you to start to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings.
I can work with you on a number of life problems in a way that suits your needs. I will help you become more in touch and aware of feelings, thoughts and barriers in your life.
I believe that the counselling relationship is important and work in a way that is beneficial to helping you become more self-aware, authentic and able to move forward in your life.
I became a counsellor due to working with teenagers in a school environment. I observed how a young person could make positive changes in their lives by having someone they could talk to and feel heard.
I offer a service that suits you, being an integrative counsellor enables me to work with adults, children and young people in a more holistic way.
My work with adults is based around your needs and what is troubling you at this present time but also helping you to explore the past and how this may have impacted upon your present day.
My work with children and young people is structured around a mixture of play and talking therapy. I am also trained in Mindfulness practices and find that these help my younger clients, especially with anxiety. Again my work is tailored to suit that child or young person.
I have worked with a number of young people around anxiety, depression and stress, especially around examination time. Young people are under an enormous amount of pressure at school to achieve well. Along with the pressure of peers, social media and sometimes family. The therapy room enables them to feel safe and secure to start to explore who they are and how they can manage their sometimes difficult feelings and emotions.
I aim to provide an equal relationship with all of my clients regardless of age or circumstances.
I practice in a client led way, our counselling time together will be about what you bring to the sessions.
I work with adults, children and young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Volunteer Counsellor for Place2be (children's counselling service in schools)
Lead mental health worker within secondary education
Child Sexual Abuse Training
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
Due to the Coronavirus i am currently offering counselling by phone, Skype or Zoom. I have availability for new clients.
I believe that all of my clients are the experts in their own lives and i am there to help them make sense of their problems and how they can resolve them.