Whilst doing my training I underwent counselling myself so I know its hard to open up to a complete stranger however I found it so useful to have someone on my side who really heard what I said. So I completely understand people's reservations and possible fears.
I have worked with many different clients over the years. These clients come with their different issues and problems, they are all very important people to me with whatever they bring, because life can be very stressful and sometimes complicated. Building a relationship that gives them the space to explore their feelings because I'm not there to judge, I'm not there to give advice I'm there to hear what they are telling me and to help them make sense of it. I am a person-centred Counsellor and I work alongside you the client.
Life throws different and difficult things at us. Sometimes a non judgemental ear and a safe space can help and see you through those hard times. Whatever it is or if you simply can't cope. You could be anxious and be worried constantly. If you feel like this, be it work-related, life in general or a specific reason I have worked with people to help them make sense of what is happening and reach a place where they are happier and are able to make those all-important life decisions for themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training when I worked for the NHS, and it all started with interactions with patients who needed someone to be there for them and just listen. I was then lucky to be able to be able to work with people in the community and in a ward setting who had mental health problems whilst I was doing my training.
I continued my training with Rape Crisis and I continue to volunteer with them. I have been a qualified counsellor since 2014 and gained my qualifications at Bedford college Level 4. I am a registered member of BACP.
At the moment due to restrictions and as we are now in tier 4 I can only offer online and phone sessions. I will update as things change.
I work in Bedford offering counselling. I have the use of a room which is comfortable and secure. Counselling can be face to face, phone, online or text however you feel is best for you.
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
Each meeting of an hour is £35.00.
I offer short term counselling or long term for those who require it. We will do reviews often as I work on an open-ended basis. You can end the counselling at anytime.
I can offer a reduced rate to students. £25..00
Please ring, email or text for an initial chat to see if I am able to offer you the right help.
I am available Tuesday to Saturday.
I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and some evenings. Please enquire.
As a registered member of the BACP I work to their Ethical Guidelines. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space.
I work with people between the ages of 16 and 106 whatever your gender or race.
These are just some of the areas I can help in.
- Eating Disorders.
- Self Harm.
- Work-related Stress.
- Mental Health.
These are the areas I specialise in:
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, abuse and rape.
Also, those who have been involved in relationships involved in violent sexual acts during consensual sex, and B.D.S.M.