I offer a confidential, independent, professional and ethical service.
Come and spend some time with me to decide if I am the right person to help you.
If you are experiencing distress or dissatisfaction in your life in some way, I will listen to you and offer my assistance. I will provide the space and time for you to see and choose how to go forward. I will provide a warm and supportive environment in which you can be yourself.
Here are some issues with which I have experience and which are frequently brought to counselling. This is not an exhaustive list: please feel free to discuss your particular concerns with me, and we can decide together if I am the best person for you.
Relationship or family difficulties; emotional difficulties; sex and sexuality; gender issues; anxiety and / or depression; grief, loss, bereavement; divorce and separation. Substance misuse; dementia; carer's difficulties; career or work stresses.
At present I offer counselling only to adults (18 or over) and I do not offer couples or family counselling currently. Due to other commitments I offer evening and weekend appointments only. I am pleased to consider appointments at unsocial hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with clients since 2009 and have approximately six hundred hours of direct face-to-face counselling experience.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (certificate number 069862, membership number 613787), and I am required to abide by the BACP Ethical Framework at all times in my dealings with clients.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Middlesex and a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute, these courses having been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
To ensure that I am giving a professional and ethical service of high quality, I attend regular clinical supervision with an accredited and experienced supervisor as required by BACP. I have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place for my practice.
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
Individual counselling £45 per hour. (Initial consultation one hour free of charge.)
Trainee Counsellors individual counselling £35 per hour. (Initial consultation one hour free of charge.)