Welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working in Beeston, Nottingham, specialising in working with adults and young people who are experiencing difficulties in their life. I can offer you space and time to explore your issues in a safe, secure and confidential environment.
My approach to counselling is humanistic and integrative and I will listen to you without judgment. I believe that the experience of therapy can help you to understand your situation and can lead to positive change.
Counselling may be long or short term depending on your wishes – indeed the whole experience will be determined by your individual needs.
Everyone faces difficulties in their life at some point. Most of the time we manage to deal with these with the help of our friends and family. But sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the impact of these problems and reach a stage where we can no longer function properly in our daily lives. Counselling can really help at this point. It can help us to make sense of what is happening and support us through a difficult time. It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help and I hope I can make the experience of counselling really positive for you.
Please email me or leave a message on my phone for full details and to begin to get to know me. I will return your call as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc in Counselling and Psychotherapy training at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (in partnership with Coventry University).
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Further details of this can be found on their website.
I have extensive experience of working with adults and young people. I also work for two voluntary organisations as well as private practice. I have experience of working within both the NHS and educational settings. Continuing professional development is an important aspect of my desire to provide as professional and effective service as possible.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer you day time or early evening appointments.
My fees are:
- Initial 25 minute discussion £20
- Initial full session (50 Minutes) £38
- 50 minute counselling session £38
- Couples counselling £50
I also offer discounted rates for students in Counsellor training.
If you just feel you want to meet with me to find out more about counselling, a 25 minute discussion would meet your needs. If you feel you need a more in-depth exploration then a full session would be more helpful.
Please email me if you have any queries about this.
Monday to Friday, daytime and early evening
I am committed to safe and ethical practice. This involves my work being supervised to ensure that I offer you the best possible service. My supervisor is highly qualified and experienced and works to the same ethical code.
Transportation and Parking
My counselling room is on the edge of Beeston close to the A52 and has good transport links. I will give exact details when arranging your first session