I provide an explorative space where you are able to find more clarity, happiness, more joy in life and feel more at peace within yourself, for example. I understand the importance for you to feel safe, and for you to feel that, whatever you bring, you are highly valued and genuinely respected.
Seeking help can help us find new meanings and directions in life. It is possible to explore in-depth what stops us from being who we really want to be, to rediscover and reconnect with what’s alive in us, and to allow us the possibility of changing unhelpful patterns.
I believe that every individual is unique and I will tailor the therapeutic process to what suits you, working collaboratively, with a naturally developing process according to what is important and of value to you. Although you will not be given advice or told what to do, I will try and help you find answers within yourself. I am interested in the whole person, your mental, physical and emotional health as when these are out of balance we may begin to feel lethargic, anxious, or even start to experience significant health problems.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have training and experience working with trauma; how it affects us and how to support individuals suffering from its effects to various degrees.
I am passionate about supporting individuals with issues around anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationships, for example.
I also have extensive experience in the area of bereavement and complex grief. Loss, in its many forms, can be core to most of the things we bring to and explore in therapy. This may be loss of a relationship, health, functioning, fulfillment, aspirations, and joy in life, for example. This might trigger depression, loneliness, anxiety, and in some cases, memories of past losses that exploration in therapy can help you to process.
My non-judgmental approach has been particularly supportive to clients struggling with self-esteem, those who have internalised critical thoughts, and also people who are battling with shame related to events from their present or past.
I have worked for various organisations within mental health, bereavement, and abuse, for example. I have experience in the health, voluntary and educational sectors.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and I engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on an ongoing basis.
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
I offer an initial, up to 30 minutes, free telephone (or online) session, to give you a chance to explore your reasons for seeking therapy and an opportunity for you to identify your hopes and expectations of therapy. Here we also get a chance to book you in at a time that suits you and talk about how I can support you; online, via telephone, or in-person. You also get a chance to ask any potential questions you may have.
I work as a counsellor in private practice full time and I have the flexibility to offer you a variety of options in regards to days and times.