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Making the decision to seek help with some of the problems life can throw at us is daunting, but a brave move to make when you feel that you are struggling or experiencing difficulties. I am a trained counsellor and psychotherapist, and am able to offer a warm, safe and calm environment, completely free of judgement, in which to talk confidentially, explore problems and work to develop or adapt coping strategies to help you manage challenges or stresses, whether they come from life events, work issues, health problems or past experiences.
I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, person centred therapy, neurolinguistic programming, psychodynamic therapy and transactional analysis. I am able to integrate aspects from all of these different therapies to tailor my approach to each individual I work with. This ensures that you will receive the optimum time and attention to address your personalised needs and to obtain honest and realistic results from therapy.
I have many years experience of working with people, having trained as a nurse before raising my family. I’ve also spent time working with HIV and AIDS sufferers in South Africa, and am the Vice Chairman of the local fundraising committee for a national cancer charity. These experiences have given me a good understanding of many different types of people and problems.
As a psychotherapist I am experienced with, and have a special interest in, helping people who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, low mood, self-harm, relationship issues, work stresses, phobias or addiction.
Update: As restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now easing, I am once again able to see people for face to face appointments. However, I am still ensuring appropriate social distancing during appointments is maintained.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
DIP. Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
Certificate in Counselling (Advanced)
AQA Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner
General Nurse (South Africa)
As a conscientious therapist I attend regular supervision sessions and continuing professional development events. In order to maintain and enhance my skills I also attend, and assist with, various courses throughout the year.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy sessions are 1 hour long.
There will be no charge made for cancellation 48 hours prior to appointment.
Should a cancellation be made 24 hours prior to the appointment a fee will be charged to cover the room cost.
My fees are £60.00 per hour for individuals and £100.00 for couples (1.5 hour)
When I work
I offer appointments Tuesday to Friday, and can accommodate appointments on Saturdays. I am flexible and can offer early or late appointments to those working 9-5.
I have also attended courses in:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Personality Type and Adaptations
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Self Expression Through Art
Anger and Rage in Relationships
Continuing Professional Development:
Currently assisting on Zetetic's Neurobody (NLP) Practitioner Course in Cornwall.