Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
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I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as bereavement or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad. I am here to listen to you in confidence, about the things that matter to you. I appreciate that discussing personal problems can feel daunting and it can be difficult to know where to begin but I can promise you a safe place to express your feelings, listen to you without judgement and together we will explore and try to find answers to your worries and concerns.
To give an idea of how I work with clients, I am a person centred counsellor, which in brief means that I focus on my client as an individual, establishing your expectations and gaining an understanding of your difficulties through your experiences and feelings. Working together, we can explore these difficulties and where appropriate, I will draw on elements from various therapeutic methods and techniques beneficial to your progress.
Some clients are unable to describe how they feel or define the exact reasons why they have come for counselling. I have seen many clients who are uncertain where to start so while I have listed the areas of counselling I deal with, please only use this as a general guide and as a starting point. An area I have a particular interest in is depression and its impact on everyday life, relationships and career, whether it's you or someone you live with that suffers with this illness.
In my attempt to describe myself and how I work in these few words, I understand you may feel unsure or need to clarify any details so you are more than welcome to contact me without obligation, to help you decide whether I can be of assistance to you. In addition, if you are feeling apprehensive about attending counselling sessions then you are welcome to invite a friend or relative along for support during your initial consultation.
- Please note I do not accept calls from withheld telephone numbers - please leave a voicemail message with your name and contact details and I will return your call as soon as I am able.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a BACP registered and accredited practitioner, I hold all appropriate qualifications and ensure my professional development (CPD) is ongoing to further my knowledge and skills. Relevant qualifications include:
Diploma in Counselling 2006
BA (Hons) Sociology 2010
BPS Approved Certificates in Clinical Supervision (level 1 & level 2)
BACP Accreditation awarded 2019
I have been qualified and working as a counsellor for 16 years and adhere to the standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
In addition, I offer Clinical Supervision for counsellors and trainees
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
Religion; exploring and questioning your faith/beliefs.
Living with a partner/family member with mental health issues.
Use of creative techniques to explain and express your experiences, thoughts and feelings.
Please note that the areas I deal with in counselling I have indicated, really are only a guide - you are welcome to contact me if you require any information in more detail.
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50min- 1hr session
£40 per 50min- 1hr session - concessional fee for students / reduced income
Please note - concessions are limited, please ask about availability.
£225 for 5 sessions - client package
£175 for 5 sessions - Student counsellor support package - includes letter or record of attendance as required by your college/university (all further sessions £40)
£70 per 1.5 hrs
£60 per 1.5 hrs - student counsellors / counsellors working solely in a voluntary capacity
Payment welcome by cash, credit or debit card, or online bank transfer
Employee assistance programme (EAP) and private healthcare insurance client referrals welcome - I am a recognised practitioner with various providers including BUPA and Aviva.
When I work
Pre-work appointments available from 8am.
I currently have a waiting list but you are welcome to contact for information and future availability.
My private practice is at The Retreat and located above Harvingtons hair salon, near the rear gates of the church (St John the Baptist). As The Retreat is on the first floor, it may be unsuitable for some clients, however I am able to use alternative rooms where wheelchair access is required (please contact for details). You can access The Retreat via a staircase/doorway located next to Harvingtons.
Waiting list - you are welcome to contact with your enquiry to establish whether I could be the right therapist for you however, please be aware that I do have a waiting list and expect a wait of at least 8 weeks before I am able to offer an appointment.