Life presents us all with challenges from time to time. Seeking professional support at such times, and finding a therapist who is right for you, can be daunting. I hope the information here and on my website will help you decide if you would like to have an introductory session with me to see if you feel we can work together.
My counselling practice is grounded in the person-centred approach and influenced by my practice of Focusing. Person-centred counselling holds that you the client have a vast resource for self-actualization within you, and that this becomes activated in a natural way when you feel truly heard, seen, and felt by another person. Focusing invites you to slow down and pay closer attention to your inner bodily experiencing. It has much in common with mindfulness, but aims to be more specifically therapeutic. You'll find a fuller description on my website.
I try to offer a safe and welcoming space where we can sit together in presence and bring our attention and tender curiosity to all aspects of your experiencing.
To get started, please email me.We can have an initial consultation by Zoom, at no cost, where we might discuss what you hope to get from your counselling. Then you can decide if you'd like to arrange an introductory session with me. I offer this 60 minute session at a reduced fee, to help you get a feel for how I work and whether you would like to continue.
I work mainly with individual adults, young adults, and couples. Sessions are mainly via Zoom at present, but I can arrange face to face with a limited number of individuals. I can offer some early morning or late evening appointments.
I also offer supervision. If you are a trainee, newly qualified, or experienced counsellor and would welcome sensitive person-centred supervision, please get in touch for a chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Counselling
Post-Graduate Certificate in Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy
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)
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.
Other areas of counselling I deal with
All aspects of your experiencing, issues and difficulties are welcome. It may be anxiety, depression, bereavement, or perhaps relationship issues that bring you to counselling initially. As we explore your experiences together, the therapeutic process can lead us into many other areas too.
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
£45 per 60-minute session
£235 for 6 prepaid sessions
When I work
Most weekdays and some evenings
Finding the right therapist for you is important. This is why I offer an initial consultation via Zoom entirely free of charge. And to help you decide if working with me feels right for you at this time, our first 60 minute session is a mere £25. I can also offer flexible hours such as early morning, evening, and some Saturday mornings. I look forward to hearing from you.