I am an experienced integrative counsellor and I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential place where we can explore whatever you bring to our sessions. Counselling is not about giving advice, providing solutions or ‘fixing’ behaviours but more about exploring, clarifying and accepting aspects of our lives and behaviour. It is from this new perspective that effective changes are made possible.
Our work together is usually informed by exploring your past and identifying patterns of behaviour that influence your everyday life and relationships. Equally important is our exploration of the here and now, focusing on any pressing concerns you may have and working on them together.
It’s important that you are aware of your own reactions and feelings in our sessions and are able to reflect on these with me. We can both learn from these insights and this knowledge will help us build a good working relationship together.
I work with adults across a broad range of issues, on a short-term or open-ended basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of BACP
I hold the following professional qualifications:
BA (Hons) in Counselling (BACP accredited)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory (CPCAB accredited)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB accredited)
As well as private practice, I work for a community and school-based charity, which specialises in counselling young people with alcohol and substance abuse issues.
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
There is a fee of £30 for this 50-minute consultation. There is no obligation to take things further, if you feel that I don’t match your sense of what you need, I can refer you on to another therapist or another service.
My fees are £60 per 50-minute session. If you’re a student or on a low wage, I can offer reduced rates.