Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, having difficulties with relationships or experiencing loss, talking to someone can help you make sense of your feelings. Together we can find a way to boost your self-confidence, empowering you to make informed choices about your path in life. Everyone is unique. Only you as an individual can know what is right for you. The key is to unlock that knowledge and through person-centred counselling you can gain the tools you need to make positive changes in your life.
I offer a £20.00 initial assessment session which is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and see whether we feel happy to work together. I am aware that you may be feeling a little anxious and I will do my best to reassure you and help you feel at ease. Having had my own therapy, I have an understanding of how you may be feeling. If you decide to begin counselling, we would normally agree to meet for 6 sessions and then look at whether you wished to continue.
Counselling sessions last for 50mins and I provide a confidential and safe environment for sessions to take place. Everything we discuss during our sessions is confidential unless we talk about risk of serious harm to yourself or others. In this case we would normally discuss disclosing this to someone such as a GP. I attend regular monthly supervision in which I discuss client issues but my supervisor is unaware of my clients' identity. Supervision is important in order to keep both myself and my clients safe and supported.
My person-centred approach means that you will always be in control of what you bring to the session. Counselling is about exploring our feelings and trying to make sense of them, not about giving advice. By working together we can find a way forward.
Please do contact me if you feel I can be of help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Person Centred Counselling
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
15 years experience in working with adults and young people.
Regular child protection training.
Regular DBS checks.
Recent training includes:
Drug and alcohol abuse
Issues around suicide
Working with anger
Person Centred Counselling for Depression (IAPTS)
Gender identity issues
In addition to my private practice I work for a local charity working with 11 - 18 year olds which includes working in schools.
I have also completed training in supervision and welcome student counsellors.
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.