People seek counselling for many different reasons. You may have experienced changes in your life such as; a physical illness or chronic diagnosis, relationship difficulties, divorce or bereavement. You may be depressed or anxious for reasons you can't explain. All of these things can be tricky to deal with alone.
I can help you by offering a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space to talk about whatever it is that is bothering you. Together we can explore what would make things better for you.
I realise that it is a daunting prospect chosing a counsellor, and as such I welcome a call or email, to see if you feel that I might be the right one for you.
I offer short and longer term therapy on a weekly basis. I offer daytime and evening appointments during the week and on Saturday.
Castle House is easily accessible by either public transport or by car - free parking is available close by.
Training, qualifications & experience
HE Dip Psychodynamic Counselling.
I have experience in dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, divorce, bereavement, anger and chronic illness. I have dealt with people from many different backgrounds, cultures and faiths.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work in line with their ethical framework. I undertake regular supervision and attend continued professional development (CPD) training courses. These have included;
Mindfulness for self-compassion.
Working with anger in Men
The applications of Attachment Theory
Dealing with Suicide Ideation
Adolescent states of mind
Dissociative Identity Disorder
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
Fees start at £50 for a 50 minute session.
In addition to my training as a counsellor, I am a qualified Reiki Master/Teacher, so I am committed to a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.