Hello and thanks for visiting my profile. I specialise in working online and in person with children, adolescents, and adults, from diverse backgrounds with various difficulties. Most commonly, I work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem concerns, attachment difficulties, abuse and with questions of identity.
Sometimes there are challenges in life, is there an area of your life that you are struggling with? Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships, feelings stuck in your existence, or feeling empty and unable to move forward.
My counselling and therapy sessions offer a non-judgemental space for you to identify what you would like to change. Whatever you are going through, we can explore together to help you make sense of your experiences.
My role as a therapist is to help you gain insight and clarity into the issues you bring. My integrative style allows me to adapt in accordance with your needs. This enables me to offer alternative methods of helping you. When it comes to therapy, there is no one size fits all, different people benefit from other models at different times. I recognise each person as unique and aim to be fluid and responsive to that by combing techniques.
My empathic understanding and emotional connection with my clients is the essence of my approach that creates a successful therapeutic relationship. I view this as being beneficial in your journey of emotional and psychological healing. For me, therapy is not about telling you what to do, it is about nurturing personal growth to help you to find your own solutions.
What happens in a therapy session?
I see therapy as a collaborative partnership that involves having an opportunity to explore your world in a confidential setting. Coming to therapy can offer you a comfortable space for you to unload the stresses of life in which you can experience being heard.
Being supported, valued and understood can lead to new ways of understanding yourself. Establishing and setting therapeutic goals can help you identify what you hope to achieve or accomplish. I aim to help you to understand what is causing and maintaining your difficulties as it is important for progress and recovery. I will be guided by you and together we can find new ways of dealing with the challenges you are facing.
If you think I may be able to help you please call or email me and we can arrange a FREE complimentary 20-minute telephone/video consultation. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions and to ensure you are fully informed of the type of therapeutic service I provide before you commit to therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold BSc (Hons) Counselling degree. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is rooted in:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
I am committed to my ongoing professional development and attend regular conferences, workshops and training, as well as carry out extensive research. My most recent research project explores the experiences of clinical supervisors, and supervisees emotional complexities when working with anorexia nervosa.
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
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
All Counselling sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
The fees for counselling can be payable by cash and credit card/debit card.
Weekly Sessions Available From £60
Online Therapy sessions are also offered.
Concessions offered based on individual circumstances.
Cancellation policy 48 hours
Weekdays and evenings.
Our first session will be an assessment which will help me to understand the nature of your needs and usually takes one hour.
This initial meeting is also an opportunity for both therapist and client to decide if they wish to work together. After the assessment, if you felt that you would like to enter into therapy with myself we will arrange a regular time and day to meet for our weekly sessions.