Many of us go through difficulty's at some stage of our lives and I believe counselling can go a long way towards helping and supporting us through these periods. Sometimes it is not possible to share worries or concerns with friends or family, therefore if you are feeling isolated and like you don't know where to turn or who you can talk to counselling can offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment where you can talk about what you are going through in order to gain deeper insight into yourself, your situation and find your own answers.
Counselling can be useful in dealing with a wide range of issues from anxiety, depression, trauma, to bereavement and sexuality and many more besides but the important thing for me is that we are all unique and within the sessions we would focus on what ever that issue is presenting specifically to you.
I offer person centred counselling which is a non-directive approach and means that I will be led by you and my aim would be to assist you in accessing your own resources within yourself, empowering you to find effective solutions that best suit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Membership MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Rape and Sexual Abuse
Domestic Violence Awareness
Mindfulness in Person-centered Relationships
In addition to working in my private practice I also currently work within a number of charity organisations;
The Women's SWAN Centre
The Liberty Centre
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
Initial 30 minute consultation charged at £20
Within an initial session you can discuss any queries or concerns you have regarding the counselling process and decide whether counselling is right for you. This also gives you the opportunity to meet me and see if you would feel comfortable working with me.
Subsequent sessions would be 1 hour long with a cost of £35 per session.
I am happy to work on a long or short term basis depending on what you require.
Easy access and parking.