Sometimes life can become overwhelming and we just need some space to make sense of it. In situations of overwhelming emotions it is easy to minimise or to ignore what may be causing this pain. If we can allow ourselves to give some time to explore these emotions, in a safe and non judgemental space then they may be more manageable. I work in the here and now, using mindfulness in my work, along side how our first-attachments may shape how we experience ourselves and the world around us. I believe through self reflection and acceptance we can begin to value ourselves and begin to feel valued too.
My life, training, personal and cultural experience lends me to be open and accepting of differences and respectful of choices we all make.
Trained and qualified to a Masters level, and BACP registered counsellor, I aim to offer support, clam space and a listening ear to enable you to explore your emotions. We can work together to build an honest and trusting relationship, in which you can begin to find your way through your life path. I offer long and short term counselling covering range of distressing situations and events.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having originally gained a BSc degree in psychology, I have further trained in psychodynamic and person centered counselling gaining an MA with University of Hertfordshire. I have acquired training and knowledge in the field of mindfulness and its place in the therapeutic relationship. I utilise different models of training to enable the client to engage in the process of healing, acceptance and moving forward in their journey of life.
I have worked for a number of years in different organisations and with diverse groups of people presenting issues of alcohol and drug abuse, as well as witj young and old carers, and many forms of distresses that connect to this.
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
My fees are currently £50.00 per 50 minute session. I allocate a limited number of spaces for reduced fee payment for individuals who may have need for it.
I work Monday to Friday between 7pm and 9pm in the evening. Saturday between 12 and 4pm I offer short term as well as long term therapy. I have a limited slots for low cost counselling.