Do you need a safe space in which to explore the challenges life has thrown at you?
Do you feel as if you can not move on with your life and feel blocked by the problems you face?
I offer counselling to adults and young people. I am a qualified psychotherapist and specialise in supporting adolescents through the stresses they are experiencing at this phase of their life.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and therapeutic environment to support you and allow you to come to an understanding about the changes you need to address to reach fulfilment and a new way of life. I am here to provide a confidential and warm environment in which to begin to understand you in a non-judgemental way and ensuring confidentiality. I allow you time and space to explore the issues that have brought you to therapy by understanding who you are and by working together to discover new ways of thinking to make changes that feel right for you.
I became a psychotherapist and counsellor through a personal experience of bereavement and therapy that set me on my current path. I offer an integrative way of working that includes a person-centred approach, which allows us to develop a relationship based on trust, and also can incorporate other approaches tailored to need.
The issues that I work with include; depression, anxiety, relationships, stress, bereavement, family conflict, trauma, anger, work and school related problems and attachment issues.
I am also able to support children with emotional and communication difficulties, using play therapy and other creative interventions, by utilising my knowledge of Special Educational Needs within the education field.
My experience as a practitioner of mindfulness and hypnotherapy means I can support you to develop a range of techniques; these include relaxation and self-calming techniques, solution focused strategies and mindfulness based approaches to allow you to feel more in control of feelings of anxiety and stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited member with BACP having been awarded an Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
My professional career was within the field of Special Educational Needs and I have extensive knowledge and experience of working with children with Communication Difficulties. I specialise in working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety related to school and family based issues, including self-harming behaviour.
I hold a Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy and am an experienced Mindfulness practitioner.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 per clinical hour although concessions may be available.
I offer a free half an hour session to allow us to see if we want to work together.
Contact me to arrange a suitable time for us to meet.
I offer a non-judgemental therapy service. I believe that everyone can benefit from talking about their problems and I can offer a safe and calm environment with time to explore your difficulties together. I help clients work towards changes by helping them to understand their difficulties as change can be a difficult process.
I use a psychodynamic approach which means that I can be flexible in meeting the needs of clients using the approach that is right for the individual through my knowledge and experience.