Life can be full up of many challenges. Sometimes our close relationships, family situations, our work environment, or just day to day living can give rise to a variety of unmanageable emotions and cause us an ‘emotional wobble’. Or you have experienced a major life event or crisis, such as bereavement, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. Experiencing one or a combination of the issues above can make us feel emotionally overwhelmed and confused. We are after all only human. At times when thoughts and emotions seem out of our control we may feel lost, struggle to think clearly or feel we don't have the energy to find a way forward. You may be someone who finds it difficult to talk to and confide in those close to you, or not wanting to burden others.
We can end up ignoring our feelings, burying them inside and storing up difficulties further along. You may have noticed that you have more worries and anxieties, low mood or sadness, feelings of guilt or shame, anger or arguments; we may even make ourselves ill, emotionally and physically.
Counselling offers you the chance to take ‘time out’ from your daily routine and to focus on the things that are concerning you or any changes you want to make. As an experienced counsellor I will support you to make sense of what is happening and explore with you how you would like things to be, by encouraging you toward finding your own solutions, helping to make your situation more manageable so that you can feel you are living a meaningful life, with yourself, and others.
I have a wide variety of experience in supporting, individuals - adults and young people age 14 and over, couples and families, and therapeutic group work. I offer consultation, life coaching and clinical supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Counselling
- BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work
- PG Diploma in Clincial Supervision of Counselling
- PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Communication
- Adv Diploma in Relationship Counselling
- PG Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive BehavioralTherapy (CBT)
- Certificate in life coaching
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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 charge £50 per session which is usually 50 minutes long.
I have some availability for reduced fees to those on a low incomes, students and trainee counsellors / psychotherapists.
Please contact me to find out more.
When I work
Weekdays Monday to Friday / Sat Mornings.