We all can experience fear, anxiety or depression at times, but sometimes our struggles may feel unexplained, impossible or overwhelming. This is where counselling can help.
Together we can help untangle your thoughts and feelings and recognise what has brought you to this point. We can identify and explore unhelpful repeating patterns with a sense of kindness and clarity.
Counselling enables re-connection to your inner resources; counselling brings about change.
I am personable and empathic; I will warmly welcome you to my counselling room, where I provide a safe and caring environment for whatever you choose to bring. I won’t sit there silently nodding - this will be a two-way process where we communicate and interact.
I will listen openly and you won't feel judged; this openness is fundamental to our joint exploration of your difficulties to help you cope with the present, identify your resources and gain greater self-awareness and acceptance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and professional BACP registered counsellor, and I use a combination of Humanistic, Creative and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches (CBT).
My background is in the arts and media so I’m able to bring a positive, creative and imaginative approach to our sessions.
I work with clients with many different issues: bereavement, relationship difficulties, job dissatisfaction, life changes, depression or simply unexplained feelings of sadness, loss, fear and anxiety. Whatever the reason, we can work together to increase your self-awareness and your potential.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, am a Registered Member BACP. I work with bereaved clients with a charity and in a hospice.
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 charge £50 for a 50 minute session, payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
I have flexible availability including evenings and weekends.