Saying hello, is the first step in helping yourself, so let me introduce myself.
My background is Education, which has helped me to progress into counselling. My passion to enable people to re-connect with themselves. Following a dip in my own life gave me the drive to re-train as a fully qualified Counsellor.
Having found that some people struggle to connect with topics that they want to explore, I have found through personal experience that given time and space can help.
I have volunteered for both MIND and Y.I.S. which are both based in Milton Keynes and RVT based in Bedford.
I hold a portable D.B.S, which enables me to work with both Children and young Adults wherever they feel more at ease.
Due to the current Covid Restrictions i am only seeing Clients through Zoom until the end of 2020, when i will review.
Training, qualifications & experience
Looked After Children Co-ordinator
Assessor in Early years.
Intro; Counselling Children and young people.
Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Level 3 in Counselling Studies.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Person Centred Arts Therapy Skills
O.A. Diploma in children and young adults.
Mental Health First Aid Champion.
Life Story Work
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 in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Children up to 13yrs: £40 for 60 minutes session.
Young Adults up to 16yrs: £45 for 60 minutes session.
Adults 16+yrs: £50 for 60 minutes session.
Students: £30 for 60 minutes session.
Supervisee's: £50 for 60 minutes session.
£60 for 90 minutes session.
NHS workers or Keyworkers will be offered Low Cost Counselling for the period of Covid 19 Pandemic...proof of employment will be required.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am - 8 pm. Saturday appointments are available with a slight increase of payment.
As a counselling practitioner, my aim is to enable you as an individual to gain confidence to help you to cope with life's unexpected twists and turns. This will be done through offering you a safe environment to process your thoughts in a caring and non-judgemental way. Talking therapies has many benefits and as a person centred counsellor, using the core conditions of empathy, congruency and unconditional positive regard, I believe by offering you the opportunity through a developing therapeutic relationship, together we can explore how counselling can help.
I have regular supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and to support both my personal and professional development.
Person-centred counselling is an non-directive approach allowing you with therapeutic support to find your way.It encourages a greater understanding of yourself through the growth of your own self-awareness, self-development and self expression, which in turn wil create increased self confidence and a clearer understanding of self.
The first step can be the most difficult, so to make it easier you can send me a text, drop me an email or ring me, together we can decide on a suitable way forward for you.