I provide a calm, peaceful reflective space where clients can safely and confidentially explore what is happening in their lives. My aim is to get alongside the client to gain understanding of what it is like in their world. I feel this is essential in enabling me to provide non-judgemental acceptance and empathic understanding. I see working with clients as a journey that we take together, side by side as the client "shows" me their world. I work at the client's own pace; exploring only those aspects the clients wishes to visit.
For some clients; this journey can be straightforward and the work can sometimes be short term. For others, the difficulty that brought them to counselling can sometimes be linked to past life events. This can occasionally make the journey painful and challenging and I always work at the client's own pace, safely. I feel that being truly heard and having the pain of past life events witnessed by another who meets this pain with kindness and compassion can be powerfully healing.
I can offer both telephone and online counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which means I can draw on a number of approaches that will best help the client, dependent upon what they bring to counselling.
I have considerable experience of working with people who are experiencing significant distress and in particular those experiencing crisis. I am the service lead for a Self Harm Helpline with a leading National Charity. I also have experience of working within a number of different settings (including Primary Care); providing help and support for those affected by:-
- Self harm and suicidal thoughts
- Sexual Assault
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders with Iron Mill College, Exeter
Mental Health First Aid - Qualified Instructor
Moodmaster - Qualified Instructor
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
- £45.00 for 60 minutes
- Sliding scale - yes
- £25 student counsellors
* First assessment session is free
I am able to offer evening and weekend appointments.
Apologies, I am unable to see any new clients at this time.