If you are here, it is likely you are seeking counselling for something in your life that is causing you distress, or you may be unable to stop the negative thoughts from playing over and over in your mind.
Personally, I found counselling enabled me to overcome obstacles in my life and believe in myself again. When you are able to talk in a trusting environment, without criticism or judgement, that's when I believe change can occur and it is a great honour for me to be a part of this process.
I work as a person-centred/humanistic counsellor and use aspects of psychological approaches such as CBT(cognitive behavioural therapy). I am aware we are all different and that one approach does not suit all, so I will adapt my approach to you, my client
I have a vast number of years' experience supporting families and individuals through their darkest times and am passionate about helping people gain a strong sense of their own identity. This can help to build confidence and self-esteem which then in turn increases your satisfaction in life.
I support both adults and young people with issues such as: anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bereavement, self-harm, difficulty with relationships, family issues, and many other problems that impact on our daily lives. Or simply feeling that you would like to take time to reflect on your life, to understand yourself better and make some changes?
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and I have over 20 years experience of working with families, children and young people from a variety of backgrounds and this has provided me with extensive knowledge and experience especially in areas of self-harm, Autism and family therapy.
- CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling skills
- CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
- Positive behaviour support practitioner
- Foundation in Drawing and talking
- Lego Therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My fees are £45 for 50 mins 1:1 and £65 for family therapy.
Often the first session is via telephone or by e-mail, where I may ask for basic details of contact number, address and full name.
Our first face to face session together will be an opportunity to meet for an assessment session, to discuss your needs and find the best way forward to work together.