If you talk about something it gets it out and like a wound, once you start getting the oxygen on it, it starts to heal (Stephen Fry)
Coming to counselling can feel a little daunting; sharing some of our private thoughts and feelings with someone that we do not know can be hard and can feel a little strange. I will help to make you feel comfortable and at ease by offering you a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly, and at a pace that suits you. I am committed to ensuring that you will feel heard, accepted and understood and I will make every effort to appreciate what it is like to be you and to help you understand your feelings and emotions.
I specialise in the following areas although I recognise that each of us is unique and life's challenges and difficulties cannot always be easily described or categorised:
- Anxiety/Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Couples counselling
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- General counselling
I am able to offer daytime, evening and a limited number of weekend appointments. If you would like to arrange an initial assessment with me I can be contacted in the following ways:-
Tel: 07532 071007
Email: Use link above
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and a post-graduate Certificate in counselling Supervision accredited by the National Counselling Society.
I am also a qualified Couples Counsellor and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/ which is the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited by the Department of Health, independently administered and accountable to Parliament.
I am committed to working in an ethical manner and I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework.
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
£50.00 per session
30 minute initial assessment during which you will have time to discuss your needs - £30
Individual one-to-one sessions of 50 minutes duration - £50 per session
Couples Counselling session of 50 minutes duration - £65
Supervision - £50 per hour
Payment is by cheque or cash at the beginning of each session or by bank transfer prior to the session.
Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm