Having spent the majority of my adult life working in the social care sector, I have found that counselling and psychotherapy are really where I feel I belong.
Making the first step towards contacting a counsellor can be daunting and incredibly brave. It’s very important to find a counsellor who you click with. So, I’m happy to have a chat over the phone prior to making a first appointment.
Counselling can help you make sense of things. It is an opportunity to look at patterns in your life and how you respond to things. Being very passionate about my work, I truly believe that talking therapies can have a profound effect on a person’s ability to heal, develop and move forwards.
I have worked with issues such as bereavement, trauma, grief, body image issues, disordered eating, depression and anxiety, gender issues, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, adverse childhood experiences, family estrangement, chronic ill health, domestic violence, loss of a child, miscarriage, abortion, suicidal thoughts, people affected by suicide, low self-esteem and self harm.
I am a HAES friendly Counsellor.
I have an interest in an IFS approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
I generally have some availability between Tuesday through to Saturday mornings. Please contact me to arrange a session.