We all face times in our life that knock us down for a while but I believe as people we aren’t powerless in the face of adversity, change or challenge. I also believe people all have the same inherent worth, that people can think for themselves, and therefore, are able to take responsibility for their decisions; and that people can change.
I also believe that sometimes we need support along the way no matter what has happened. As a counsellor I have seen and experienced the benefits of counselling; how it can give us the capacity to manage circumstances in our lives so they don’t paralyse us.
As a counsellor I provide a safe space and place for you to do this without the fear of being judged and time to remember who you are and how to understand a little bit of what is going on in you. I will do this by exploring together techniques to help you understand your past, your present and look towards the future.
I provide a professional counselling service for individuals who are navigating change or challenge within their lives.
Through counselling I can help you find clarity around the events and influences that have shaped you, and empower you to bring about positive long term changes.
In short, I can help you understand your past so you can shape your future.
If you feel this is your next step and you would like to explore further what counselling means for you and have someone walk alongside you please do contact me via email or phone call.
For counsellors looking for a supervisor :- I can provide supervision for counsellors working as individuals or in an organisation. I have experience working with a wide range of issues that affect our clients especially those who have experienced trauma. I have always worked ethically and professionally. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss further.
I do have a Facebook page that will keep you updated with anything that is going on or any workshops that we are holding around various issues. It is @Formationcounsellingandcoaching. Please do feel free to like the page and keep updated.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications to date are :-
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Trauma.
Level 6 Diploma in Supervision for individual counsellors working in both private practice and organisations.
I mostly work with clients who have experienced trauma in their lives and that could be because of a number of reasons. With all of my clients I work as as an Integrative Counsellor (which means using a range of different models in the counselling room including the Person-centred Approach.
I have a range of experience working with a number of clients in private practice and in organisations.
I offer one to one sessions with adults and I have been a registered member of the BACP since 2015. I am also accredited with the NCS (National Counselling Society)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood sexual abuse
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I charge £20 for an initial appointment (which lasts 30 minutes). This appointment is just a chance to talk about about what has brought you into counselling and what you up to gain from our time together.
After the assessment I then charge £40 per session. Length of counselling process is decided during therapy but is typically between 6-15 sessions, yet longer pieces of work can be discussed.
Supervision for counsellors is £60 per session (90mins)
Monday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 5pm - 7.30pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
(Unfortunately at the moment I am fully booked in the evenings)
Please do get in touch if you are on a low income, a keyworker or a trainee counsellor for more details on concessions.