I can offer short or long term counselling at a pace to suit you. I offer a safe environment for you to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings. My aim is to support and listen to you in a warm and non-judgemental way.
I work with an integrative approach to counselling; this means as no two clients are the same, I aim to use a counselling style best suited to you.
Our first session together will be an initial assessment where we can discuss your personal needs and agree together a way of working that is best for you. This will also allow you to meet me and decide if you would like to continue working with me.
These ways of working include a person-centred approach, meaning I offer you empathy, non judgement and acceptance as you work on your own thoughts, feelings or difficulties you may be experiencing. This approach is client led and you remain the expert in the room at all times. This approach works on what's happening in your life now, staying in the present and how things may be affecting you currently.
I also work with a Psychodynamic approach. This means looking back and exporing past experiences, which can help to make sense of the present difficulties you may be facing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in a voluntary capacity for Place2be working with primary school students. I currently volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care and within an agency working with domestic abuse and I have a private practice.
I am a registered member of The British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to the Ethical Framework of the BACP which helps to keep both client and counsellor safe.
I hold therapeutic insurance.
I regulary attend workshops and training days, including online training as part of my continual professional development
Certificate of proficiency BACP
Level 4 CPCAB Dioloma in therapeutic counselling
Level 3 CPCAB Certiticate in counselling Studies
Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling skills
Level 1 NCFE interpersonal skills
Place2be Volunteer counsellor safeguarding training 2014
Place2be Volunteer introductory workshop 2014
One in Four 'Working with sexual abuse within the family' 2015
Ascentis Awareness in Bereavement Care: The foundation course 2016
Introduction to CBT and CBT for depression & low self esteem 2017
The foundation for infant loss 2018 (accredited member )
Working with victims of Domestic Abuse ( compass training ) 2018
Dissociation and dissociative identity disorder - 2019
*currently studying with 'centre of excellence' - Advanced CBT Diploma
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
£40 per 50 minute session.
Evenings and weekends available.