Life is challenging at times. Relationships, school, work or Covid affecting us, knocking our self-esteem, leaving us feeling stressed, anxious or low. It may be a past event or something more recent that has affected you. Sometimes we feel as though there is no one listening and often it helps to talk things through with someone outside the situation.
I offer a comfortable and confidential space to explore what is going on and how it is affecting you. I offer you, your child or young person, a welcoming and empathic relationship. We may use creative ways of working with gentle, non-judgemental curiosity. These can include practical resources such as sand tray work, shells, drawing, characters or cards as well as traditional talking therapy, always being led by whatever you need to bring to the session and whatever you would like to work on.
I work with children aged 11+, young people and adults and offer both short, and long term counselling face to face. I am also trained to offer online and telephone counselling if that is something you would prefer. As a registered member of BACP, I work within their ethical framework, am fully insured and have an up-to-date DBS certificate. I am passionate about developing my practice through ongoing professional development. I am currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People to complement my work as a counsellor for a Children and Young Person’s Counselling Agency, in a GP surgery and as Lead Counsellor in a local Secondary school.
I offer a discounted 30-minute consultation to see if you feel I am the right person for you and to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. My premises have free parking and disabled access.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to get to know yourself better and find a way to navigate your way through your life. If I can help you on your journey, please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Currently studying a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young people
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling 2018
- BA Hons Initial Teacher Education 2003
Lead counsellor at Malmesbury Secondary School 2019 - present day
School counsellor at Bradon Forest Secondary School Sept 2019 - November 2020
Counsellor at Time to Talk West Berkshire and Lambourn Surgery 2017-21
Volunteer counsellor at Willows Counselling Centre 2017-18
Primary School teacher 2003 - 2019
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45 for 50 minutes either face-to-face, online or by telephone
30 minute introductory session for £25
Introductory session £25 for 30 minutes .
Free parking and disabled access