How I can help
I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, understood and valued. I can offer a non-judgemental, supportive and confidential space to enable your growth and healing.
The idea of opening up to someone can feel strange and daunting, so I aim to provide a calm, friendly yet professional style, which allows you to talk freely at your own pace and in your own way.
I have a calm, warm and private room at the back of my home where we can talk in confidence about your problem and explore what changes you wish to make.
As you begin to unravel your problem, we can gently explore your next steps towards feeling better, more in control and more optimistic about your future.
I work in an integrative way, which means I was trained to draw from a variety of theoretical approaches such as psychodynamic and person-centered. I believe that you are unique and deserve a service that matches your specific needs. Sessions are client-led to ensure we are following your agenda and counselling aims.
To make the first brave step, you can message me through this page or send me a message on the number provided. I will respond within 24 hours with a list of my available appointments for you to choose from.
The first session
It is common to feel apprehensive about the first session. This is a perfectly normal response to any new experience. Clients often find that after the first session, they feel much less anxious as they have a better idea about what to expect.
In the first session we can begin with discussing your main focus of counselling, what you would like to achieve through counselling and how I can support you in achieving that.
It is important to remember that counselling is a process, so nothing changes overnight. In the first session we can discuss a time frame, however big or small, bearing in mind that it doesn't have to be set in stone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist, member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and in my final year of BSc Psychology degree.
My voluntary and private practice with adults has seen me work with a variety of people from different backgrounds and with different mental health issues and life problems.
I have recently undergone training for walk and talk therapy, which combines traditional talking therapy with ecotherapy principles.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- Face to face, telephone and online £40
- Payment by bank transfer 24 hours within booking
- Contact me to discuss availability
Contact me to discuss availability.
I have an integrative approach, which means I blend different theoretical frameworks and concepts to tailor my practice to your needs. That being said, I believe that you are the real expert on you and my role is supporting you in removing the obstacles to your potential.
Often, past wounds rebound in the present. While counselling can't change what has happened, processing the difficult thoughts and feelings can support you in healing from them so they no longer feel like a barrier in your life. It is very common to feel stuck in a cycle and not be able to see a way past it, but talking things through with a professional can be the first step to towards taking control of your life.
If this resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out to me by email, telephone or text, and I will get back to you with a list of my availability, so you can match to your schedule and arrange our first appointment.
Once you contact me, I always aim to respond within 24 hours.