Deciding to see a counsellor and talk openly about yourself, can be a daunting and scary thought.
Our counselling sessions will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental time, to enable you to listen to your own needs and develop a belief in your own sense of being. All at your own pace and in your own time. Therapy is tailored to your needs and will focus on helping to clarify and manage emotions and thoughts that may seem overwhelming to you.
In our first session, we will cover what brings you to counselling and discuss any hopes or expectations you may have. Our first meeting also gives you the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
WHY AM I A COUNSELLOR
My first experience of counselling was as a client. I sought help from a therapist & can honestly say that counselling helped change my outlook on life and inner wellbeing.
My new found belief in the therapeutic process, motivated me to train as a counsellor, leaving my previous career & life choices behind. This learning showed me to have faith in that which exists within.
MY TRAINING & APPROACH
I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT), Person-centred and Psychodynamic counselling approaches. I offer a compassionate and relational psychological therapy service.
As my approach to counselling is relational, I believe that many of life’s issues arise from experiences of past significant relationships. The therapy I offer will create an understanding and accepting therapeutic relationship, enabling you to drop the mask and honestly explore your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour, empowering you to move past life’s painful & challenging issues.
Think differently, feel differently, do differently.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cruse Bereavement Care Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course
- Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registration number 786615
- Zoom platform training
- Cruse Bereavement Care - Sudden and Traumatic Death/Bereavement by Suicide
- The Psychopathology of Obesity and Therapeutic Working with the Overweight Patient.
- Understanding Bariatric Surgery
- Psychological Assessments/MDT Assessments
- Facilitating Psycho-educational Groups
- Psychological Well-being Training/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
As well as my Private Practice, I have previously been a Consultant Counsellor and Psycho-Educational Group Facilitator for a NHS Tier 3 Weight Management Provider, for four years. I received specialist training to work with Patients with a high BMI and have an understanding of weight loss surgery.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Separation and Divorce
Concessions offered for
Fees for 50 minute counselling sessions: Individuals - £50.00
Reduced fees for student counsellors, please ask.
Kings Hill Room
Easily accessible from motorway network
Ample free parking