Having the space to consider and discuss what you feel is causing you concern, stress or distress often helps clarify thoughts. Making the courageous decision to come to counselling can feel overwhelming yet everyone faces challenges at some point in their life.
I offer a space to talk freely in a confidential and non judgemental environment. My therapeutic approach is Integrative. I use three methods of therapy: Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am happy to answer any questions about these approaches. I will work with you in a safe and ethical manner to promote your well-being.
It takes courage to make contact with a counsellor, the time must be right for you. All information is treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the requirements of my Governing Bodies. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and Professional Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I am an Accredited Infant Loss Counsellor, registered with the Infant Loss Foundation. I abide by the professional ethical framework for good practice and offer you a professional experience of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment: Reading University
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Prof Dip PC – Distinction)
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip PC)
- Accredited Infant Loss Counsellor
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hip)
- BA (Hons) Social Policy
Continuous Professional Development Certificates:
- Working with Bereaved Clients
- Working with Addiction – underlying causes
- Working with Young People with Anxiety and OCD
- Working with Chronic Anxiety and Trauma
- Informed Stabilisation Treatment.
- Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
- Transactional Analysis
- Working with Young People with Anxiety & OCD
- Psychosexual Training
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am registered with the Infant Loss Society.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
50 minute sessions are available face to face, by telephone or zoom.
£50 per session
My history, which led me into counselling, involved working in a professional capacity with Barnardo’s & Women’s Aid. Within these roles I supported individuals, parents and families requiring specialist support. Working with people all of my adult life has given me the opportunity to see the impact on lives (even generations) when no supportive professional psychological support is available.
We all benefit from the opportunity to talk freely and honestly without judgement. Making changes in our lives is possible even when it may feel like a mountain ahead of us.
I offer a supportive environment to a diverse range of individuals of varying gender, sexual orientation and cultural heritage.
I look forward to working with you.