Hello and welcome.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, simply talking can be tremendously helpful. If you have never experienced counselling or psychotherapy therapy before you may not be aware of the positive effect talking to someone who is trained to listen and respond effectively can have.
I can offer you that opportunity to talk and be listened to and explore all your thoughts and feelings and help you to discover a way through them.
I will help you to tell me what is concerning you by listening carefully without making any judgements; make better sense of what is troubling you, your experiences, thoughts and emotions; and recognise patterns of behaviour, providing you with better self-awareness.
When you allow yourself the time and space to be heard, and when you feel someone is really listening to you, it can enable you to have the strength to make positive and lasting changes.
Therapy can equip you to move on more easily, increase your resilience and enable you to make positive changes going forward - all you need to do is take the first step.
I work with individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have been seeing clients for 6 years.
Alongside my private practice where I see individuals and couples from the age of 18, I am a volunteer counsellor at a charitable agency.
Prior to obtaining my qualifications, I worked in the corporate sector so have a great understanding of the effect work pressures can have on your personal life. I left that world to pursue a career in counselling and psychotherapy which allows me to use my skills and experience to help others to improve their lives.
Whilst training I also became a volunteer for Victim Support where I worked with victims of serious crime, supporting them through the process.
Learning, by its nature, is ongoing and I continue to attend courses on a regular basis which allow me to offer my clients the most relevant and effective support and guidance.
I am confident I will be able to help you to confront and tackle whatever difficulties you may be facing and am trained to do this across a wide range of issues.
Qualifications and skills:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapies) couples therapy
- COSRT (College of Sexual and Relatiobnship Therapies) Working with couples in conflict.
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Member of the IOC (Institute of Counselling)
- Victim support officer
- Senior school counsellor
- Counsellor for a local charity organisation
- Advanced DBS formerly known as CRB
- Experience of working in the corporate world and all the pressures that can bring
- Work with adults 18+
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
From £70.00 to £95.00
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, normally on a weekly basis at a time agreed between us.
I charge £70 per session. However, the first session is £50 and is an opportunity for you to understand how I work and decide whether you feel that we can work effectively together.
I charge £95 per session. However, the first session is £75 and is an opportunity for you to understand how I work and decide whether you feel we can work effectively together.
I see the majority of my clients during the day however, early morning and evening appointments are available.
Weekdays including some early morning and evening appointments available.
My therapy room is located on a quiet road and there is easy, free parking right outside. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer disabled access.
I offer face to face and online therapy.
I am fully insured and have public liability insurance.