We all have struggles in life, but it often seems that we're the only one having a tough time. We can feel that our problems are too big or too small, and that nothing can help, or we recognise that we need to do things differently, but don't know what that might be. Sometimes we just want someone to listen while we sort through our own thoughts and feelings. If any of these apply to you, then talking therapy may be of benefit, by helping you to untangle your feelings, talk through different options or help you feel less alone while you navigate through life's trickier patches. I aim to provide you with a safe space to work through any issues you may have, whether that is getting through tough times, making sense of the present and the past, and/or making changes for your future. This is your journey, and I look forward to accompanying you on it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor, so I draw on a range of approaches (eg CBT, psychodynamic, person centred, transactional analysis) to ensure that our work together is tailored to you and your circumstances, whether that's as an individual or as part of relationship counselling. I also have experience working with those with a clinical diagnosis, and who want to look at different ways of managing their mental health.
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: £50 per 50 minute session
Couples counselling: £65 per 60 minute session
I may be able to offer concessionary sessions, for example those on lower incomes, or trainee counsellors. If this applies to you, please get in touch so we can discuss options and availability.