None of us are immune to the suffering or difficulties that life can bring, and I am no exception to that. We are not always prepared for change especially when it takes us by surprise from losing our job, to experiencing/witnessing abuse, or a traumatic event, losing a loved one or generally feeling lost or disconnected in ourselves. It can leave us feeling unable to cope, undeserving or even scared of feeling hopeful again in case something bad happens.
Despite how you are feeling, you are doing the best you can and it’s ok for us all to fall apart for a while in the onset of suffering. If though after a while you are still struggling, can’t relax, feel stuck, or have a sense that happiness will ultimately lead to more suffering then it may help to talk through your experience with someone like myself.
As an integrative counsellor I do not prescribe to a “one size fits all” modality as we have all come to where we are from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences which have moulded us into our own unique version of ourselves. Sometimes the self becomes disrupted through life’s difficulties or individual or sustained trauma and we can feel less whole as a result, fragmented even.
Therefore, my work is focused on guiding you back to feeling yourself and supporting you in reclaiming those parts that may feel lost, broken, unheard or discarded. Through helping you to understand and find meaning in your experiences and assist you in developing new coping strategies that encourage growth and a more content way of living. It is a great privilege to work in a role where I get to share a part of someone else’s journey and I believe we all have the capacity for change, compassion, growth, and recovery.
To find out more about my training and how I work please visit my about page on my website where I look forward to welcoming you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a relational integrative counsellor I do not prescribe to a “one size fits all”approach as we all experience and perceive the world and each other differently. My practice draws upon a number of post-modern theoretical approaches from person-centred (humanistic), psychodynamic and third wave cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) like ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy),Compassion Focused (CFT), Mindfulness, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and the Rewind Technique. I am continually updating my skills through continued professional development (CPD).
However, the most important element of counselling is the therapeutic alliance (client and counsellor relationship) therefore if after the first or any future sessions, you do not feel I am the right counsellor for you then it’s not a problem. For me it’s important that you choose someone you feel you comfortable with.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Each therapy session lasts for an hour and costs £40 which is payable 24 hours prior to your session starting.
Concessions are available, although limited, and aimed at those on a lower income, or who are having trouble accessing therapy due to the cost. If you feel you meet these requirements please email us for further information.
My counselling rate for students is set at £25 per 50 minutes.
I am also a registered Professional Level 2 ACTO member so am qualified to deliver counselling online via zoom, voice call, instant message (IM) or email.