Consider the occasions throughout your life, when you have felt like you could value an impartial ear of someone to talk to, in challenging situations that life has a way of throwing at you. Or consider the times of anxiety and or despair, depression, relationship issues, and many more situations that can have an impact on your daily life, which at times could feel agonising. Does your situation fill you with anguish and torment, or a feeling of general malaise, whatever your concerns are, I can offer you a safe space, where you can ‘offload’ to me confidentially to share what is on your mind. I understand that it is not easy for some people to pick up the phone, or to make that first contact, there is the option of emailing me if that will be easier. Let us talk, together we can look at ways of making positive changes to helps your situation feel less ‘heavy’. When you are ready I am here to listen.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications & experience:
I am trained in the Humanistic and Transactional Analysis model of counselling which encourages you to address those aspects of your life which can be causing a block, and hope to offer this in a non-judgemental, supportive and caring environment.
I currently work voluntarily for a charitable counselling organisation as a Counsellor, as well as at a community-based charity in a support role working with miscarriages and infant loss, and termination. I have also worked term time at a college as a counsellor, therefore offering a wide range of experience to work with difficult issues and concerns. In conjunction with this I am committed to running my private practice. Many of the people I work with present with depression, anxiety or relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.
- Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP Accredited) - Peter Symonds
- Basic competencies for working with Young People 11-18 Years – Redlands Counselling
- CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness in Mental Health – BCOT
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills – Peter Symonds
- Supporting parents through pregnancy loss and the death of a baby – Child Bereavement UK
- Cruse Bereavement Care Loss and Bereavement for Therapists
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
I offer an initial 30 minute free consultation which can be conducted over the telephone or face to face.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and my charges are £45 for sessions with adults payable by cash on the day of each session or BACs transfer payable the morning of the session.
For clients between 16-18, please get in contact for further information.
Concessions offered for
I continue to update my training on a regular basis, in particular areas of trauma, Bereavement, as well as working with Young people.