As a counsellor with thirty years' experience of working with both couples and individuals, I can offer a safe and welcoming space for you to explore whatever is currently troubling you, for example, anxiety, low mood, or concerns about a relationship issue. I have worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and different age groups in settings including a children's centre, prisons, and various educational establishments.
I am a long-standing volunteer counsellor, supervisor, and trainer with a leading relationship counselling charity and have worked with couples in difficulty with their relationship and with those preparing for marriage, where the focus is upon life after the wedding day.
I have recently updated my supervision skills and knowledge, gaining a BPS-approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Registered and Accredited
MSc in Therapeutic Counselling , University of Greenwich
Diploma in Relationship Counselling, University of York St John (with Marriage Care)
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
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 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
I have some Friday and Saturday daytime slots available at present.
Students welcome: reduced fees by negotiation
Face to face and telephone counselling available
Face to face, telephone and Skype supervision available