I have worked as a Therapist in and around Gloucestershire since qualifying in 2009.
My background has been working in mental ill health both in Hospital and community settings supporting adults and young people. I have also experience of supporting adults back and into employment. This work took me into my training to work as a therapist.
I feel the role of a therapist is to explore what is going on in a persons life to cause them psychological distress. Therapists are trained to look beyond the presenting problems to explore possible underlining causes and to equip clients with the resources or "tools" so they can understand themselves to then improve their personal situation.
I work with adults, couples, children and young people drawing on a range of therapy interventions to suit individual client need after all we are all unique, individual with different values, beliefs and experiences.
Appointments can be offered at various times that include daytime, evenings and weekends. Sessions last for 50 mins and can be weekly or fortnightly to suit.
I am a member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework. I have an enhanced CRB and professional liability insurance.
I also work with EAP provider as an affiliate counsellor (Employment Assisted Programme) for those struggling with mental ill health and wellbeing in the workplace. This work is to help support back into the work environment and retain their employment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Counselling Supervision
Certificate for Assessment and treatment to work with Trauma and dissociation
Online Training for counsellors Completion
BA (Hon) Counselling
Post Qualification Diploma in counselling children & adolescents.
Diploma in therapeutic counselling
Certificate in counselling skills
Certificate in Counselling studies
Open University Qualifications in Child Development, Psychology, Social Science
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
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£40 Assessment session
£40 For individual one to one session
£40 online, Skype
£40 Telephone Session
£55 Couples - mediation
£45 Local authority Government organisations
£45 Supervision 1 hour
£65 Supervision 1.5 hours
Daytimes early evenings and weekends.
I can offer appointments in either Lydney or Coleford therapy rooms.
Both rooms offer free parking and a reception/waiting area.