Counselling can feel like a step into the unknown, but I will support you to find your way. Perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with changes in your life, or simply cannot see a way forward. I work with all kinds of women's issues, and I am LGBTQ+ affirmative.
If you are experiencing anxiety I can help immediately with somatic techniques to support you in daily life, while we explore the roots of your issues in our sessions to make real and lasting changes. It's never too late, or too early.
I can also help with depression, and with life crises. Whether it's an event that has happened to you, or a step you need to take, we can explore it together.
I offer integrative counselling, based in a person-centred approach. This means that my practice is all about seeing you as an individual who has their own unique experiences, and tailoring our work to what you need. My practice is based on the values of being compassionate and non-judgemental.
Additional integrative practices:
Somatic Therapy for Anxiety: I can help with anxiety and trauma by employing somatic techniques, including breathwork and grounding. These can help to centre you and reduce the physical effects created by instability in the nervous system.
Imagework and Visualisation: I can employ image-based creative techniques which engage the right-hand brain. Imagery and metaphor helps when we cannot put our thoughts and feelings into words. It can also deepen the therapeutic experience and allow your inner self-knowledge to be accessed.
Contact me today to arrange an initial session and we can explore how counselling can help and support you at this time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered counsellor, and I also have a background in mentoring, specialising in employment, education and workplace issues. I draw on this experience to support my counselling clients through work-life balance issues, and anxiety or stress-related challenges.
I am experienced in using Somatic techniques such as breathwork, grounding and focusing, and employ these in wellbeing courses which I teach on a regular basis.
Other useful info on my specific training and experience:
- Imagework and Visualisation practices.
- Working with clients who are withdrawing from psychiatric medicines.
- Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity
- Women's Issues
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
My fees are £45 - £60 per session.
Student concessions are available on request.
Concessions offered for
Mondays, Fridays and ad hoc times
Please call or email me to set up an initial session. In the session you can talk about what you would like to get out of counselling, and if we decide to go ahead we will arrange weekly sessions going forward.