Sometimes life can seem a struggle and we are faced with overwhelming feelings we can't always explain or understand. These feelings often lead to anxiety and low mood and impact on our day to day lives and relationships. You may feel that you don't want a friend or family member's opinion, instead preferring to talk to someone impartial who will listen without opinion and help you work through those uncomfortable or distressing feelings.
I am a British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) fully qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor of counsellors. I work with clients integrating CBT, Pyschodynamic and person centred theories where necessary to help you gain a better understanding of your thought processes and feelings. I believe we are all unique and I aim to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore difficult or distressing feelings and help you achieve your true potential so you can be the best version of you that you can be.
I have experience working in the voluntary sector, at a GP practice, Employee Assistant Programmes (EAP's) and in the corporate sector running group communication sessions and work based counselling. I am also a recommended counsellor for the Police Firearms Officer’s Association. I work with individuals from a wide variety of different cultures and backgrounds and my experience includes anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, grief, loss, childhood sexual abuse, low self-esteem and confidence issues among other things. I am also currently writing an online course on anxiety and depression.
I understand it can be difficult to talk about such issues for the first time but please feel free to call me for a confidential, no obligation discussion of your requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working therapeutically with disordered eating 2019
Certificate in Supervision June 2016 Westmeria Counselling College
Foundation Degree Science (with merit) in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
NCFE Level 2 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
Continuing professional development seminars/courses include:-
The dynamic nature of memory – working with traumatic memories, Transgender Therapy: minding the pitfalls, Tools for Life, coping strategies for anxiety and depression
Strengths Based CBT for vulnerable clients & chronic issues
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (The Priory)
Working with childhood abuse & trauma
NHS - IAPTUS training
PODS - working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
I am also a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
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 am flexible with times, including days and most evenings. I am also happy to work with people doing shift work who can't always keep the same appointment time each week.