There are many reasons why we seek Counselling/Therapy, everyone is different. However, there is one common factor and that is the desire to change something in our lives.
We are all wired towards growth, learning and healing but sometimes life events, challenges, the past or something unknown can stop this natural process.
This can have a big impact on how we live, leaving us possibly feeling Unsafe, Stuck, Helpless, Withdrawn, Depressed or Anxious, or having Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, Negative Thoughts, Feeling Overwhelmed or Experiencing Physical Symptoms.
As a qualified and experienced Counsellor/ Therapist I work alongside you to support you in exploring, being curious and making sense of how you are feeling, to;
Gain a better Understanding of Yourself.
Have the ability to be aware of and Manage Emotional Experience.
Feel Safe, Calmer, more Connected.
Be Confident and Kinder to Yourself.
Connect with psychosomatic symptoms.
My approach is warm, sensitive, affirming, and unconditionally accepting. I am very much present, grounding and real. I also recognise the importance of providing a safe, calm and confidential environment.
If you would like to know more about how I work or the Counselling process please contact me by telephone, text or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice - Metanioa Institute / Middlesex University
- FdSc in Integrative Counselling - Greenwich University
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Immersion Course
- Certificate in Focusing (British Focusing Association)
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Being an Integrative Counsellor means that I have been trained in many different theories and models which have richly informed the way I practice. I like to take a holistic approach recognising the mind body connection.
I have worked for many years as a Counsellor/Therapist for a number of Charity organisations. I now enjoy working in my own private practice and for a University.
My experience ranges from working with Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Family and Relationship Issues, Trauma, Low Self-Esteem, Self Confidence, Life Changes, Illness, Post-natal Depression, Pregnancy and Motherhood, Loneliness and many more (see below).
I am passionate about the therapy process and in my development as a therapist. I attend many training workshops and courses to continually enhance and grow my skills.
I have a full Professional Indemnity Insurance and hold a DBS.
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
The Initial 50 minute session is offered at a reduce cost.
Initial Session - £35 per 50 minutes
Ongoing sessions - £50 per 50 minutes
Initial session - £45 per 50 minutes
Ongoing sessions - £60 per 50 minutes.
Concessions offered for
I offer some concessions for Key workers, Students and Trainee Counsellors, Please ask.