I know how difficult it can be to decide which counsellor is best for you, so I offer a free introductory session which can give you an opportunity to ask me questions and tell me something of what is bringing you to counselling. It also gives me the chance to explain a little of how I work and what you can expect from me. It can also help you to decide whether you would like to begin regular sessions.
I am now seeing clients in person again with a Covid risk assessment in place. I offer walk and talk therapy as an alternative to being in the counselling room, which some clients find very beneficial. One advantage of therapy outdoors is that it can bring the restorative power of nature into the therapy process. I also work online using Zoom and WhatsApp video.
As a counsellor, my aim is to offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place in which you can begin to look at some of the issues that are troubling you.
I work in an integrative way, which means that I aim to tailor the counselling to suit each individual client using a variety of approaches in an holistic way, looking at the whole person. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling for individuals.
I incorporate regular reviews into our counselling work, so that there are opportunities to take stock, check how you feel your counselling is going, re-evaluate goals set, and whether you want to continue in counselling.
I see people who come for a range of different reasons, such as bereavement, depression, anger management, work-related stress, relationship issues, anxiety, eating disorders, fear etc. Please see the section below for a more extensive list of the areas that I work in.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor, with experience of working both in private practice and in counselling agencies.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am a Registered Member on their Accredited Voluntary Register. I abide by the BACP ethical framework. I am also a Registered member of the Association of Christian Counsellors. I hold a current enhanced disclosure with DBS.
I am also a qualified music therapist and have extensive experience in that field too.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with clients who may have DID or other dissociative disorders.
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
An introductory session is free.
Thereafter sessions cost £45 each and are for 50 minutes, usually on a weekly basis.
The venue has 2 hours free parking on Windmill Road, and pay-and-display on Claremont Road. The nearest Metro is Haymarket.