Do you feel as if you have lost a sense of who you are and what it means to be you? Maybe life’s responsibilities have meant you and your needs have always come second, or you have always had a particular role that limits you in freely expressing your own needs. Perhaps it feels like relationships or circumstances in your life have dominated your choices, and external judgement and expectations tend to shape and influence your life more than you'd like. It can be confusing and disempowering to feel so disconnected from the things in life that make you feel like you.
I work in a person-centred way – I will offer you a safe, accepting and welcoming place where you can start to connect again (or maybe for the first time) with what it means and feels like to really and fully be you. I will treat you and your experiences with the care and tenderness you deserve, accepting fully and without judgement all the elements of who you are that you choose to share and explore with me. My aim is to deeply understand you, your experiences and your feelings from your perspective. Being heard and understood in this way is not something we often encounter in every-day life, and it can help you find more clarity about the way you are feeling, or bring more understanding, awareness and meaning to the things you are experiencing. Working together we can start to figure out how you would like to move forward.
I offer weekly 50-minute sessions, currently via online video conferencing (Zoom) or by phone. You can make an initial 30-minute online or phone appointment (free of charge) to say hello, ask any questions and to get a sense of whether we would make a good fit and work together in a way that is helpful for you. You can do this by using the 'Message' link at the top of this page, or phone or text me on 07868 897496.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma, Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Aberdeen / Persona Development and Training
COSCA Certificate in Counselling - Edinburgh College and Glasgow Caledonian University
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
I currently have flexibility for evening appointments