Sometimes life can be overwhelming , worries and anxieties inhibit our daily life. Whether it be present or past issues making our everyday become more challenging, I can offer you a safe place where you can explore your emotions and thoughts without being judged or advised. A place where you will be listened to and heard. I believe that by exploring why we feel or react a certain way, or why we keep making the same choices, we can become more aware and understanding of ourselves allowing for growth and change.
My work is client led and I work upon each clients individual needs. Counselling gives you a time that is just for you, a place to reflect on what is going on for you in your life, a space to be heard. As well as working in private practice I also volunteer for a charity for men that have been victims of sexual abuse and rape.
Finding the right counsellor for you can feel daunting, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I offer a reduced rate initial consultation so that you see how you feel in the room and if you feel comfortable with me. It is a time where you discuss what you are looking for from counselling and see how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Certificate of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Complicated Grief – Patrick Cawley - 2019
Transactional Analysis – John Monk Steel - 2019
Solution Focused Therapy – Naomi Whitehead - 2019
Hearing Voices – 2018
Effective Anger Management tools for working with men – 2017
Attachment Theory – Sir Richard Bowlby
Creative Interventions - LWCC
Understanding and Working with survivors of sexualised traumas – Zoe Lodrick
Lone Working - Oakwood
Suicide Awareness and Mental Health - Oakwood
Couples Counselling – John Monk-Steel
For over three years I volunteered for a charity for women with complex needs, some having suffered from domestic violence and sexual abuse. For the last two years I have volunteered for a charity for male victims of rape and sexual abuse.
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
You can contact me in whichever way suits you best. After that, if you wish to, I will arrange to see you for an introductory session. This gives you a chance to see how you feel in the room and I can answer any questions you may have. It also gives you an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable with me. There is a charge of £20.00 for this session and there is no obligation to continue with any further sessions if you do not wish to.
Further sessions are charged at £40.00 and last for 50 mins. For couples counselling the charge is £60.00 and the session is for 50 minutes.
I offer a £30 discounted rate for POLICE & other Emergency Services personnel.