I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and I work with a wide range of issues.
I approach all clients with warmth and respect and offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space, within which I hope we can work together to explore whatever concerns you might bring.
These might be concerns arising from recent events, issues within your relationship or long-standing issues that you may feel are preventing you from fully engaging in your life.
My approach to counselling draws on a range of therapeutic practices (Humanistic Integrative). Above all, I believe that an understanding and trusting relationship between the therapist and the client, is central to all successful therapeutic work. It is this relationship that lies at the centre of my practice.
As a registered member of BACP, I work within its ethical framework, ensuring confidentiality, respect and always holding my clients' best interests at heart.
Please call or contact me to arrange an initial session. At this session we can discuss what you would like to get out of counselling and whether you feel we could work together to achieve this. If you are happy to continue, we will set up a second session and continue to meet for as long as you feel that this arrangement works for you. If you are a student, unwaged or on low income, I am happy to offer a concessionary rate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma Psychology
Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Further training in: Bereavement
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
As well as my private practice, I work with two charities that provide low-cost counselling for a wide range of issues. I have also worked for many years for a bereavement service, which offers counselling for those who are struggling with loss.
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
From £45.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Concessionary rate £45
Full individual rate £60
I have some daytime sessions available. Please contact me through this website, text message or telephone, for further details and to arrange an initial session.