Taking the brave first step into seeking help through counselling can feel so difficult and yet it could potentially be life changing. I understand how that feels and hope that my natural warm personna and training in person centred counselling could enable you to begin that process. I ensure a safe and welcoming environment for you to begin to experience care, empathy and deep understanding as well as patience and calmness as you build trust.
Working from home as a private counsellor and having been employed by a local school provides a perfect balance of experience and skills to offer. For a number of years I have volunteered as a counsellor at a local GP Practice and there too I have helped people with varying issues, some health related but not exclusively concerning those needs.
I have the ability and privilege to work with people of all ages, and the collaborative way of working and most certainly non-judgemental, will allow you to work at your own pace as you take the lead in your counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified as a person centered counsellor and have practiced for several years helping a great number of people
In addition I hold qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I maintain regular continued professional development, always thirsty for knowledge and expertise that can be used an adapted to benefit others. It’s part of the on going counselling process, which for me is a journey not a destination.
My roots are in Education and up until recently, I have been employed by the local authority for over thirty years.
Volunteer work in the NHS as well as the local community helping an established and well serving charity enables me to be amongst some of the most diverse and enlightening characters in our society. It also allows me to be ever mindful about safeguarding and autonomy, something I hold dear to and adhere to strongly within my practice.
I welcome all enquiries and relish the opportunity of offering help should you need.
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
Cost for individual session: £40
I can accept cash or bank transfer as payment.
I have availability for sessions throughout the normal working week. Appointments are available starting at 8.00am through to 6pm.
There is also some evening availability.