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I am an experienced counsellor, offering you support for your difficulties in the context of a warm, non-judgemental and confidential space.
I can help you explore the issues you are facing, giving you space to reflect on what is happening and to find a way forward.
I see both adults and young people, with a focus on either short term or long term work.
Short term work will help to focus on shorter term aspects of difficulty, whereas longer, more open ended work allows for a more in-depth exploration of issues.
My theoretical focus is integrative, with a basis in psychodynamic theory. This means exploring the things that have happened to us to discover how we have been shaped by them. Mostly clients want to talk, but sometimes we may use the creative arts if the client feels comfortable in doing so. I also incorporate CBT methods into the counselling where appropriate, particularly in short term work.
As a member of BACP, I operate within their Ethical Framework. I am an independent counsellor and supervisor and work from my home in Houghton. Part of my week includes counselling in secondary schools as well as supervising counsellors and staff in schools.
Please feel free to get in contact. I would be happy to speak to you or email you about how counselling may be of help, with no obligation to book an appointment.
Free parking is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling (University of Cambridge: BACP accredited)
- Certificate in Counselling (University of Cambridge)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play (Christ Church University, Canterbury)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University, Leeds
- Postgraduate Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision
Counsellor at health-based service working with adults.
Counselling with a Cambridge charity for young people.
Private practice with adults and young people.
Counselling in local secondary schools.
Play therapy/creative therapy with children and young people, in schools and in private practice.
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
Existential Counselling: a philosophical way of working
Neuroscience theory for mental health
Using metaphor in creative therapy
Trauma-Focussed CBT for Children and Young People with PTSD
Child Sexual Abuse
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session (individuals)*
*Lower cost options are negotiable
When I work
Daytime and Evenings
I use Psychodymanic Theory as a basis for exploring issues with clients but make use of integrative and creative methods, depending on individual need.
I am available for evening work.