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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£60.00 per session
I charge £60 for a 50 minute session, payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
When I work
I have flexible availability including evenings and weekends.