I am an experienced Accredited Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience. I have worked in the NHS, Children’s Centres, the Voluntary Sector and private practice. I work with people with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, perinatal illness, bereavement, relationship problems, domestic and childhood abuse.
I see people of all age groups, from teenagers to older people. I usually work with clients on an individual basis but also offer group work when sufficient referrals allow.
As an Integrative Therapist I am able to offer a variety of psychological therapies dependent on client need. Both brief and longer-term therapies are offered, with long-term person-centred work being available for those who have complex and enduring needs. Cognitive behavioural therapy is used either as a shorter intervention, if appropriate, or as part of longer-term work.
I aim to provide a safe space where individuals can be deeply heard, understood and valued. Under these conditions, clients can start to explore and understand themselves better, which in turn provides insights into how they might make positive changes in their lives.
I offer a high quality, flexible and confidential service which people can use without fear of stigma and judgement. I adhere to the principles, aims and ethics of my profession and my professional body.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained as a Registered Nurse, then worked as a Paediatric Nurse before training to be a Health Visitor and working as a Specialist Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People.
I have developed a specific interest in Perinatal Mental Health and did further training in this field. Following completion of my Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice in 2005 and my Master’s Degree in 2006, I have worked as a counsellor in a Women’s Centre, a local voluntary counselling agency, Children’s Centres and private practice.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions to suit your needs