Feeling lost, hopeless or struggling to cope with day to day life? I am a fully qualified, accredited person-centred counsellor. I have worked with a range of issues and I have over 11 years experience working with baby loss.
I have also lectured,both at a local FE college and a private training centre, teaching a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling to adults. Before counselling I worked with a wide range of people. If you have never had counselling before you may be wondering what to expect.
Sometimes people prefer the first contact with me to be by phone where we can have an initial conversation or by email. After this, I will offer you an assessment. This gives us a chance to meet and for you to be able to ask any questions you might have and gives me the opportunity to explain how I work. By doing this I hope that you will gain a clearer understanding of what counselling is and whether you feel you want to work with me. If you decide you do want us to work together, our appointments would usually be on a weekly basis. I will do regular "reviews" so that we all know where we are at. If you would like to know more about me and what I offer, feel free to contact me or please visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
- L5 Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling (2012)
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2009)
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2007)
- L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2006)
- L1 Introduction to counselling (2003)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of 12 Step Programs and offer to help Clients on their journey of recovery as they work the Steps.
Initial assessment - £45
After which: £45 for a 50 min session
Couple's Counselling - £60 per session
During the pandemic I have suspended face to face counselling and am working via Zoom or Telephone. Please contact me for further information.
Day time, some evenings and Sat morning.
I have experienced working with the following issues:
Abuse, Anxiety, Addiction, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Obsessions, Personal Development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues, Work related issues.