I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their ethical framework.
I work with an integrative approach to counselling, applying the theories and principles of Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Transactional Analysis (TA).
I believe we are all completely unique and therefore there is no one approach to counselling that suits everyone. I will work with your individual needs to tailor an approach that suits you.
How counselling can help
Counselling offers a safe, private, non-judgemental environment to talk through your thoughts and feelings.
Counselling can help with a huge range of issues including grief, loss, bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship issues and many more.
Everyone faces challenges throughout their lives and sometimes some extra support is needed to get through those times.
Although you do not need to have an “issue” to benefit from counselling. Therapy can help you get a deeper understanding of yourself and of the way you behave and relate to others, offering you personal development and growth.
What to expect in your first session
It can be very daunting taking the first step towards finding a counsellor, I completely understand that and I will do my best to make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I am warm and friendly, with genuine care, empathy and compassion for the clients that I work with.
In the first session I will fully explain the counselling process to you as well as asking you for some background information and establishing what you hope to get out of counselling. Counselling is a collaborative relationship and together we will use the first session to lay the foundation for a strong therapeutic relationship and find the best way of working together in subsequent sessions to suit your needs. When starting counselling for the first time, or even if you have had counselling before but are starting work with someone new, it can be daunting not knowing what to expect but I will guide you through the process at a pace you find comfortable. I understand that it takes a lost of trust to feel able to open up to someone and will do my utmost to make you feel at ease to do so.
If you decide you would like to go ahead and book in some sessions with me, I offer both day time and evening sessions to be able to offer you the flexibility you need. Call or email and I will respond as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Counselling Concepts
- BA Joint Hons Psychology and Crime Studies
- Enhanced DBS for working with both children and adults.
- Child Counselling Diploma.
- Family and Relationship Counselling Certificate.
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
£60 per 50 minute session for couples counselling
I offer sessions Monday to Saturday. Daytime and evening sessions available.