Welcome to my profile!
Pleased to announce I will be resuming face to face therapy from the 13th July 2020 I will also continue to offer sessions online using Zoom.
I would like this profile to be simple as I do not think there is any need to confuse people with counselling jargon. What I offer is a safe, confidential and professional space for you to come and explore any personal issues/problems you may be experiencing that are stopping you from living your life to its full potential. At times we prefer not to burden those close to us with our problems and it is easier to talk to someone with no previous knowledge and no emotional connection with our lives. This is where counselling comes into its own.
I have a proven track record of helping clients move forward with their lives using a gentle and empathic approach. You will find on my website a page of testimonials from the previous clients I have worked with. I believe this will give you a feel about the way I work.
I offer long and short term sessions all dependent upon what the client needs to focus on. The most important thing to me is that the client experiences non-judgemental therapy – with no blame, no shame.
I offer a free 30-minute assessment in which we can look at your needs and discuss the way I work which will then give you a sense of whether or not you wish to pursue further sessions. I work with adults on a one-one, face to face basis.
I appreciate that making that first step towards talking about personal and private matters can be a very daunting and worrying time. I hope to make this process as simple for you as possible. You searching this directory is a huge step forward and making that initial call to me will hopefully be the next logical step for you to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Certificate in Sexual Abuse Listening Therapy
Certificate in Attachment Theory
Certificate in working with Complex Grief (Bereavement Counselling Service)
Attendee at a course of lectures entitled Complications of Bereavement: by Dr Colin Murray Parkes
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
My fees are £50 per session and I always offer an initial free 30-minute consultation so we can discuss how working together would be helpful to you.