Hello and welcome to my profile.
Thinking about why you are looking for a therapist is it because:
You are looking for a space to reflect on your life and make changes without being told what to do?
Are you feeling sad, worried or just not yourself?
Have you experienced a trauma ie sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, an accident or near death experience.
Has the Covid-19 pandemic increased your anxieties and with lockdown restrictions lifting causing you panicking feelings?
Taking the time for you to reflect on your past experiences and future worries is making you a priority in your life and I can be alongside you on your journey providing a safe, non judgemental and confidential space to explore these worries and concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Degree in Person Centred Counselling at University of Cumbria over 8 years ago and since I have completed various trainings which has included Babette Rothschild's Somatic Trauma Training so I am therefore a qualified and extremely experienced counsellor and Somatic Trauma Therapist.
I have spent the last 8 years working with clients who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse helping them to go from feeling a victim of the abuse, to a survivor to then thriving in their lives. By understanding what has happened to them in the past has helped them to change how it affects them today.
I also specialise in working with people who are experiencing depression and anxiety.
I have the following:
* Degree in Person Centred Therapy.
* BACP register member (92760).
* Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
* Fully insured.
* Member of the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).
* Attend regular clinical supervision and peer support.
* Attended a wealth of Continued Professional Development training courses around suicide, self harm, addictions, working with trauma, creative therapy, walk and talk therapy etc.
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 £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Engaging with the right counsellor is the most important part of counselling. I therefore offer a free 30 minute introduction session where we can chat and see if I am the right person to help you on your journey to finding happiness and thriving in your life.
Therapy session - (50 minutes) £45.00 - £60.00
I do have a number of sessions available at a reduced cost and this can be discussed in the introduction session if you are on a lower income.
I offer face to face sessions in Barrow in Furness.
I am also qualified in telephone and online counselling/therapy so this means I am able to be alongside you where ever you live in the world.
I look forward to hearing from you and being part of your investment in your own happiness and contentment in life.