I am a fully qualified counsellor operating from my home in Tilehurst, near Reading in Berkshire.
I am a very down to earth, easy going person, I also have a great sense of humour, I would describe myself as easy to approach and very accepting of people.
I have lots of experience with anxiety, depression and addictions. I also have experience helping those who are neurodiverse such as High Functioning Autism (also known as Asperger’s), ADD and ADHD. I can also help those who care for individuals who have those traits.
Have you ever felt misunderstood, not listened to or simply feel that people do not get you - well I am here for you. I am not here to judge you or make assumptions or think I know best, I am here to help you feel safe so that you have the space to talk.
I currently volunteer as a counsellor for one day a week at Change Grow Live Reading who help people with drug and alcohol addictions. I am DBS checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB level 2, 3 & 4 in integrative counselling I also have several CPD qualifications in substance use, childhood trauma and addictions, suicide ideation amd autism awareness.
I have also completed ongoing training in addictions (various kinds), Pathological Demand Avoidance, Dyslexia and anxiety.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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 can also support Carers for the neurodiverse.
I offer a free 30 minute no obligation consultation for your first appointment if you have any questions you would like to ask. This may be a time to help you decide if I am the right person for you.
My fee is £50 per hour paid the day before your session via bank transfer.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, I can only offer telephone or online counselling via Skype or other types of video calls that are available.