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I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, with experience in many areas of counselling including anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
I offer individual counselling and couples counselling.
My approach is person-centred, supporting you to understand how you see yourself and the world around you. I believe that only you have the expertise to understand your feelings, and I hope to create a safe space in which you can feel accepted and understood, and talk about anything that may concern you without judgement or fear. By working in this way, we are able to explore how you feel about your life currently, and how you would like it to be.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I adhere to their ethical framework.
As your counsellor I will:
- listen carefully and emphatically to what you have to say
- provide a safe and confidential environment
- work with you to address your needs and make the changes you want
- respect your independence and individuality
I will not:
- advise you on how to live your life
- make judgements about how you live your life
- share the content of our sessions with others
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you require further information about myself or my counselling practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed the following course
- BACP Accredited
- EMDR Parts 1, 2 and 3 training
- Adoption training with Barnado's
- Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CBT certificate
- Couples counselling certificate
- PODS training: Working with DID
- Numerous other workshops/training
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
My fees are as follows:
- 1st session – £45 with no commitments.
- Subsequent sessions – £45 for 1 hour
- 1st session – £55 for 1 ½ hours
- Subsequent sessions – £55 for 1 ¼ hours
Payment is due, in cash at the end of each session or by BAC's before the session.
If you are able to give 24hrs notice when cancelling a session, I will waive the fee. Missed sessions without notice will be charged at half price.
Myself and a colleague offer a limited Low Cost/Donation service for local clients on benefits/low income.
Please contact me for further details.
I am available daytimes Monday - Thursday and evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.