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At times life can feel difficult or overwhelming and leave us feeling unsure where to turn.
Counselling can offer a space to support you and help you work towards understanding and managing your thoughts and feelings. I recognise that starting counselling can be daunting, so let me reassure you that I will listen and support you in a safe, confidential, non judgemental way. Together we can work towards finding a way forward at your pace.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP, working using several theoretical approaches so sessions are developed to suit you as an individual. I have experience of working with a range of emotional difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, health concerns, loss, relationships, bereavements or other times when emotions feel overwhelming and support is needed.
If you would like to make an appointment or find out more please contact me, both my phone and e mail are private and confidential. If I am not available please leave a message and I will call you at a time convenient to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
Working with Bereavement and Complex Grief
I have had further training in working with adolescents, self harm, suicide and supporting people with learning disabilities. I undertake regular training as part of my CPD to ensure I am working to the best of my ability with my clients.
In addition I also work in a school setting, counselling children and young people and have several years experience of working within the bereavement service of a local hospice.
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
I have availability for daytime and evening appointments. I also have limited appointments on Saturday mornings.
I offer a free initial telephone conversation to answer any questions you may have and to determine if I am the right therapist for you.