We all know that Life can have many challenges, especially in these current times with Covid-19, where uncertainty & anxiety is increased. However, I honestly believe that with the right support, the challenges we face can be overcome and become enablers for growth. Facing our fears and challenging ourselves with change can be difficult but rewarding. I am a genuine person and Counsellor, who has overcome my own challenges, and this enables me to be truly empathetic and non-judgmental in my approach. I embrace diversity and its richness and work inclusively with people from all walks of life, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability and age. I hope to build a trusting relationship that will empower you, or a special young person in your life, to heal and grow.
I work intuitively to connect with and best support you. My theoretical approach is integrative, combining different theories and approaches to best meet your needs.
I have 15 years’ experience as a Counsellor and have counselled for various agencies including Cruse Bereavement Care, Bedford Open Door and YiS Young Peoples Mental Health. I have also worked with Troubled Families and as a Careers Counsellor and also in a Care Home, supporting adult males with learning disabilities.
I have been able to build up vast experience in supporting others, specialising in supporting young people, childhood work, families, trauma and loss. This has been in a range of settings including in people’s houses, schools, drop-in centres, youth clubs, agencies and more recently online. I also have a good understanding of issues associated with addiction.
My motivation as a counsellor is to enable and empower others. I believe that by showing acceptance and empathy and meeting you ‘where you are’ is a good starting point.
I share tools including Mindfulness techniques where appropriate and these are tools that you take with you after sessions cease.
I bring myself and an open mind and heart to sessions, I hope this helps reassure and build trust so that you feel comfortable and safe to share. We work together as one to best support you.
Please do get in touch.
All sessions are Confidential, and records are held in line GDPR guidelines.
I am registered with the ICO.
I am fully insured by Holistic Insurance Services.
I hold a current Enhanced DBS.
I am have been a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Qualified up to Level 6 (Post Graduate equivalent)
I have qualifications in the following:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Careers Guidance
- NVQ Supporting Families with Multiple & Complex Needs
- NVQ in Learning, Development & Support Services for Children and Young People & those who care for them
- NVQ in Health & Social Care
- Certificate in Counselling Skills & Studies
- Certificate in working with people with Learning Disabilities
Introduction to Counselling Children & Adolescents
- Safeguarding/Child Protection/Prevent
- Covid-19 Psychological First Aid
- How to do Counselling Online
- Mental Health First Aid
- LGBTQ+ Awareness & Inclusion
- Trauma Informed Care
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Equality & Diversity
- GDPR Essentials
- Trauma in a time of Covid-19
- Maintaining a Mindful Life
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in supporting Young People.
I have experience supporting all ages, genders, ethnicity and backgrounds and offer Counselling for All.
Any questions, please just ask. Take this first step and get in touch.
Concessions offered for
Online sessions are for 50 minutes and charged at £45 a session. I also offer block booking of 10 x sessions for £400. Concessions may be available. Just get in touch.
Sessions online/anywhere. I have availability after school or work – evenings and weekends. Any questions, please just get in touch :)
Sessions are currently carried out online via Zoom.
As my service is currently offered online, I can support anyone, anywhere!
I have availability after school or work – evenings and weekends. Please just contact me and I will try and accommodate you.