You may be looking for counselling for many reasons, perhaps you are going through some current challenges or are trying to make sense of past experiences. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who aims to offer a welcoming, compassionate, confidential space and we work together at your pace.
My approach is psychodynamic, meaning we look at the present/past and explore unconscious processes. Please don’t feel frightened or put off by this - it is simply describing a way of thinking about ourselves. Ultimately, our relationship forms the most important part of the counselling process.
How can Counselling Help?
Together we explore patterns of relationships, behaviours or feelings which seem to present challenges. You may be seeking to make changes in your life and we can figure out how these may take shape.
I can support a range of concerns such as general anxiety, loss, low moods, family relationships, abuse including domestic violence, stress, identity and self-esteem to name a few.
As our relationship is key, the first session is offered at a reduced rate so that we can explore whether us working together feels right.
I work as a counsellor for charities and have my own private practice which offers face to face and video call sessions for clients including those who live further afield.
Both short term or long term counselling are available, depending upon your needs.
Please note due to Covid-19, I am currently only offering online sessions based from my secure and confidential counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed my Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling on a BACP Accredited course. I am a Registered Member of the BACP, adhering and bound to the Code of Ethics.
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor who has experience with working with a range of circumstances and difficulties and conducting clinical assessments for a counselling service.
I am covered by professional indemnity, registered with ICO and have an Enhanced DBS check.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime and evening slots, dependent upon availability.
I offer face to face and online sessions.