Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
This professional is available for new clients.
This professional is available for new clients.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist working with individuals of different ages, cultures and backgrounds and with many concerns.
I offer a confidential, non - judgemental and professional counselling service where I aim to provide a supportive space in which you can begin to make sense of your situation. Together we can think about what has brought you to counselling and explore your thoughts and feelings about it.
My core approach is psychodynamic, which means we will think about how problems that you are encountering now, may in some way have roots in the past, which might be keeping you stuck. In counselling, unconscious patterns of relating that are encountered every day out of awareness can often be uncovered and understood. This can provide new insights which can help you to move towards a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. The self awareness gained through this process can be liberating and empowering and help you to move forward in a way that you would like.
I offer individual short term counselling and long term, open ended psychotherapy, depending on your needs. We meet for an initial 50 minute consultation session to talk about your concerns and explore whether the counselling I offer feels like it will be useful to you. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and decide if embarking upon counselling is right for you. If you would like to proceed and we feel we can work together, we will decide when and how often we will meet. Counselling usually takes place on a weekly basis at the same place and time. Sessions are fifty minutes.
I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). This is a therapy that can be particularly helpful in resolving issues related to trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained for 5 years to qualify as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I have a Diploma in Counselling and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic).
Additionally, I have had extensive training in working with issues around drug and alcohol use and addiction. I have also had specialist training in working with mental health issues, domestic abuse, trauma, self harm and loss.
I have attended various training courses in working therapeutically with young people and children. I offer the use of various media to assist in the expression of feelings in sessions with children and young people such as drawing, painting, games, clay and more, depending on what is useful to the individual.
I am also an EMDR Therapist (Parts 1-3).
I continue to attend training courses to ensure that my knowledge and skills are up to date.
I have eleven years experience of working in the public sector in supportive roles with individuals and families in distress. I have extensive experience of working in drug and alcohol agencies, youth services, employment support agencies and criminal justice settings. I have also worked in partnership with Social Services and Mental Health services and in schools with children and teenagers. I have worked as a specialist counsellor delivering a pilot programme for young people affected by domestic and sexual abuse.
My main areas of experience are working with self esteem, addiction, loss, depression, trauma and relationship issues, though we can work with any issue that you would like to explore.
At this time I work in private practise with children, young people and adults experiencing various difficulties. I also work in a secondary schools, mostly with young people at risk of exclusion from school.
I am passionate about individual potential to change and strongly believe that taking the time to get to know your 'self' can improve your emotional well-being, self- awareness and relationships, leading to a more fulfilling life.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£60 per 50 minute session. Concessions may be available.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)- £70 per session
When I work
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I work within a professional framework and code of ethics.
I attend regular supervision in order to maintain high professional standards in my work.
If you have any enquiries or would like to discuss whether counselling might be useful to you, please do not hesitate to contact me on Tel:- 07582332806. If I am not available, please leave me a message and I will contact you as soon as I receive this.
I aim to offer an initial consultation session within 7 days of initial contact.