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About me

I am an experienced and caring psychotherapeutic counsellor and coach working with couples and individuals.   I have a particular interest and training in relationship issues at home and in the workplace, for example:

poor communication, repeated arguments and conflict, you and your partner not meeting one another's needs, drifting apart from your partner, feeling alone in a relationship, affairs, broken trust.

I know that it is not always easy to seek help, especially in difficult and painful circumstances; so I provide a confidential, safe, non-judgemental and trusting space for you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings.

Some of the issues I work with include:

anger; anxiety; assertiveness; career development; bereavement; depression; grief & loss; health & wellbeing; insomnia & sleep difficulties; intimacy; low self-esteem and confidence; loss of meaning, direction or purpose; relationships with partners, family, friends and colleagues; stress at home & work; workplace problems.

As sleep difficulties and insomnia often accompany other issues, I have advanced level training in the assessment and establishment of treatment strategies for people with such problems.

I am experienced in working on both a short and long term basis and with adults of different ages and from different backgrounds and cultures.  My aim is to help you to explore your history, experiences, difficult situations or relationships, so that you start to have a deeper understanding of your self and begin to make choices and changes in order to move forward and live life more fully.

I have studied and trained in a variety of approaches and will draw on all of these to tailor the counselling to your needs.  We will review our work together on a regular basis to ensure I am working in a way that is beneficial for you and at a pace to suit you.

As well as my private practice, I have also worked on a volunteer basis in various organisations; including an NHS Staff Support and Counselling Service and Nottingham Counselling Service.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and conform to its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I am a Trainee Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and conform to its Code of Ethics and Practice for General and Accredited Members.

I work online or in-person at an office on the outskirts of Derby.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Trainee member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

Qualifications:

Certificate in Skills for Working Online

Current study/training: Master of Science in Psychosexual Therapy

Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Coaching

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts

B.A. (Hons) Combined Studies (Creative Arts)

Continuing Professional Development & Training:

The Course of the Menopause Journey

Working with Couples and Sex & Porn Addiction

Understanding and Recognising Sex Addiction

The R.E.S.T. Programme: 1. Foundation in Sleep Assessment & Management, 2. Advanced Assessment and Treatment Strategies for People with Insomnia (Sleep Unlimited)

The Ins and Outs of Sexual Function in Men (COSRT)

The Ins and Outs of Sexual Function in Women (COSRT)

Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy includes modules: The Fundamentals of working with Couples, Communication and Difference, Sex & Ageing, Couples in Conflict, Meeting Their Partner's Needs, Dealing with Affairs.

Introduction to Online Counselling (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)

Introduction to Bullying (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)

Suicide Awareness (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)

Loss & Bereavement (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)

Critical Incident Stress Management Skills (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)

Mediation Skills (Staff Support & Counselling Service, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust)

Exploring Attachment and Loss (Treetops Hospice Care)

Fundamentals of working with Attachment Issues (University of Derby, Buxton)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Insomnia and sleep difficulties

Fees

From £50.00 to £100.00

Additional information

I offer a free of charge initial consultation by telephone to answer any questions or concerns and to ensure my experience meets your needs.  

If you decide to go ahead then my fees range from £50.00 to £100.00 depending on your circumstances and the type of therapy required e.g. individual, couples or psychosexual.

Payment is by direct to bank transfer.

Further information

I had a varied career of more than twenty years before training to become a counsellor.  This included work across different sectors including broadcasting, the arts and education.  I bring this work experience, along with my ongoing training and continuing professional development to my role as counsellor.

Derby, Derbyshire, DE22

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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