Hello, thank you for visiting this page. I hope to be able to tell you enough about myself to help you think about the important choice of finding the right counsellor for you.
It is often a big decision to have some counselling, when life has got to a point where you think you need some support to understand yourself more to be able to cope with the challenges you face, be they short or long term.
As a qualified counsellor I am able to sit with you and listen to your story, and provide a safe, confidential space to explore whatever is going on for you. I will not judge you in any way, and I would hope to provide some quiet time where you can learn about yourself and think about what you may be able to do differently.
I have been working closely with people for over thirty years, and I have three strings to my bow that make me the person I am now. I started in a charity where I did my first counselling training and worked as a volunteer on a famous helpline. Secondly, I have worked for many years as a business coach, which I continue to this day, similarly listening to the challenges people experience in business, and finding ways to come up with solutions and ideas to move forward. And thirdly, I am an equine facilitator, working with people and horses (on the ground) together. This provides an alternative to ‘talking therapy’ and is more experiential, where having a horse working with you, is a unique experience as horses too are exceptional ‘listeners’ who will read what is going on. This experience has proved very powerful for many people.
Training, qualifications & experience
You will have some sense of what you would like to talk about and the sort of person you would like to work with. To help you further, I have experience of working in areas of stress and anxiety, personal trauma, chronic grief, depression, rape, prejudice, pregnancy anxiety, childhood trauma and suicidal thoughts.
I am a qualified counsellor and therapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) trained in Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling. I follow the BACP Ethical framework and attend regular supervision to ensure I continue to learn, and I am practicing safely and ethically.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £75.00 - £100 per 50-minute session.
Equine facilitation sessions are 90 minutes and are £150.00
Mon - Thursday 12 .00 - 17.00
I currently work remotely during Covid 19 Lockdown.