I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues.
Whether you are feeling stuck in cyclical patterns that you hope to change, struggling to live with ongoing confused or painful feelings, learning to manage and understand anxiety or just need someone to listen and share, I will work with you to achieve your aims and facilitate a route towards a more fulfilled and productive way of life. Working from a place of compassion, sensitivity and non-judgement.
All of us at one time or another need to make sense of something that we are experiencing or have experienced in life. I respect the autonomy of the client, encouraging you to lead from your chosen pace and depth, working with the view that the relationship between counsellor and client is key to a successful process, the way in which we engage with each other is the key to a successful outcome.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework, believing strongly in providing a confidential, trusting and respectful relationship with my clients, striving to make a difference and enable change through an empathic and committed professional relationship.
Typically counselling can help people deal with:
• Feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or confusion
• Relationship difficulties
• Destructive behaviours, such as eating disorders, drug or alcohol addiction
• Illness or bereavement
• Difficulties arising from abuse
• The aftermath from traumatic experiences
• Negative and other destructive thought patterns
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body): Therapeutic Counselling
- Award in Understanding Substance Misuse
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Further Development in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency Voluntary Registration
- Domestic Abuse Awareness
- Working with Trauma & The Stages of Trauma Recovery
- ACE Aware Scotland - Working with and understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Supporting Children and young people who self-harm
- Working with Identity in times of transition
I have worked for the NHS, within CAMHS, direct contact with Secondary Schools where I have gained extensive experience working with adults and young people presenting with various issues ranging from depression, loss, anger, abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, addiction, self-harm and suicidal idealisation.
In previous employment i acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of the complexities of Addiction, having worked for many years in the within the criminal justice system supporting individuals transition from prison and /or homelessness. This employment extended to working within residential rehabilitation programmes addressing substance misuse.
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
Initial 30 min telephone consultation free of charge if requested
Individual Counselling / 50 min Session £45
Block of Six Individual Counselling Sessions £240 (Provides 6 sessions for the price of £40 per session if paid in advance)