I offer a supportive, confidential environment, where you are able to explore problems in a non-judgemental and unbiased way. Together we can explore what is troubling you and find new approaches you need to move forward and initiate positive change. We can work together for short term focused work or longer term periods, depending on what your individual requirements are.
I work in a holistic way, having a background in Gestalt and humanistic approaches to therapy. I also incorporate mindfulness and creativity when appropriate and if you feel comfortable working this way. I can also offer more focused short term work, incorporating CBT.
My work is based on understanding the difficulties you may be experiencing and the effects these are having on your life. You may have experienced a life changing event or you may have realised that you need help with a recurring problem that you just can’t seem to understand or change. Regardless of why, counselling is the opportunity to explore your feelings, making sense of past and present situations you may find yourself in, perhaps at the moment or repeatedly. Sometimes we are unaware of our patterns of thinking and behaviour and how these can become unhelpful to us.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
I work with adults and young people from sixteen years.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are as follows:
BA (Hons) Counselling
Dip HE Counselling, Humanistic/Gestalt
ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Counselling Concepts
My experience of issues is varied, having worked in a rape crisis centre, secondary school, young peoples charity and with learning difficulties and dementia. I have experience working with trauma, sexual violence, historical abuse, sexuality, gender, bullying, family issues, bereavement, menopause, work related problems, depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, dementia, relationship difficulties and more.
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.