I am a trained and qualified counsellor practising since 2011. As a registered member of both the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work according to their ethical frameworks.
I believe that everyone has an inherent capacity to draw on their own strength to find their own way therefore everyone should have access to counselling that suits their needs and circumstances. Your personal background, gender, sexuality, race, disability or location should not be an obstacle to finding help.
I am committed to building a meaningful therapeutic relationship with you. I offer a safe, compassionate and confidential space. Here you will be heard, accepted and supported to explore your difficulties and develop lasting abilities to manage differently. This process will be unique to you as I listen carefully and intentionally so that I can adapt my therapeutic approach to meet your needs and requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extended leadership and managerial experience in a variety of customer focused environments such as Social Care, training and Development, Debt Management and Family Enabling and Support.
My training and qualifications;
- Certificate in Education (Further Education).
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
- Certificates in Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Counselling.
- Introductory Transactional Analysis.
- BS (Hons) Degree.
- Edexcel Level 4 NVQ in Leadership and Management.
- TAQA Assessor Award.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
£45.00 for initial face to face assessment and for each subsequent 50 minutes face to face session.
£35.00 for initial telephone or online via zoom assessment and for each subsequent 50 minutes telephone or online via zoom session.
I am not able to offer face to face currently due to Covid-19. I am offering telephone and online via zoom counselling.
I offer a 15 minutes free telephone consultation.
I offer sessions Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm and some evenings up to 7 pm.