We all experience times when life feels difficult or overwhelming or when anxiety or depression seem to be taking over. At times like this, having the opportunity to talk things through with someone in a safe and confidential environment can make a real difference. Counselling can provide you with the space and time to reflect and consider whether you would like to make changes or to decide what direction you want your life to take.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, meaning I have been trained in a number of theoretical approaches. I can therefore work combining elements of Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis to best suit your needs and preferences, rather than . I am also able to work from a purely Person-Centred or CBT approach. I offer afford ably priced therapy, in order to ensure it is as widely accessible as possible. Some clients need just a couple of appointments to resolve an issue, while others may wish to engage in longer term work. Whatever you decide we will work together towards regaining balance and control in your life. In either case, we will regularly review our work together, to ensure we are progressing towards your goals. I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is crucial and therefore I offer the initial session for just £15 to give you the opportunity to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
I have experience of working with both adults and young people aged between 11 and 24, for a wide variety of issues and provide Employee Assistance Support for a number of organisations. I am also able to offer relationship therapy for couples or within the family. As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work within their Ethical Framework and receive regular supervision to ensure my work remains safe and ethical and also provide supervision to other counsellors. I am also on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert in Rewind Technique for PTSD and Phobias, Human Givens Cert Counselling Supervision ,ONC
Foundation Degree in Counselling, The Open University
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Level 5 Cert in CBT, Aylesbury College
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Aylesbury College
Death & Dying, Open University
Understanding Fear & Sadness, Open University (Distinction)
Counselling Studies Level 3, Aylesbury College
Counselling Skills Level 2, Aylesbury College
Introduction to counselling, Open University (Distinction)
I have experience of working with all age groups offering support for a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression and helping you to regain control in your life again. I also have particular interest and experience in working with children and young people and working with couple and family relationship 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
I offer an introductory half hour consultation for £15.
Thereafter £40 per 50 minute session for individuals.
There are a number of concessions available for those on a low income and reduced rates for students of counselling
One hour £45
90 minutes £70
2 hours £80
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available