Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues?
Lost,Stuck or Confused?
I offer friendly, affordable and confidential counselling that will enable you to talk about whatever you need to.
I believe everybody is unique and so are their issues and therefore my approach is client-led, seeking to establish a new and different way of thinking about current issues, the past or the future or any specific issue the client would like to address.
I have worked with clients who have experienced personal issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, depression, affairs and betrayals, anger management, stress, eating disorders, divorce, separation, bereavement, sexual issues, obsessive/compulsive disorder, loss low self-esteem, panic attacks and dealing with change.
I also have experience in dealing with workplace issues such as bullying, stress, low self-confidence and achieving the right work/life balance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have successfully completed
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis - BACP Accredited ~ University of Winchester
Transactional Analysis 101 - Institute of Transactional Analysis
The BCOT Counselling Skills Course - National Open College Network
Basics of Counselling - National Open College Network
Bsc Hons Economics & Politics
In addition to my private practice,I work with private clients in a large GP's surgery and have provided counselling on a voluntary basis in a local Childrens Centre and a GP's surgery
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
Regular session fees are flexible according to circumstance but the normal rate is £45 per individual session, £60 for couples.
I offer reduced rates to counselling students, veterans,single parents and those on a restricted income.
How long are the sessions?
The sessions last for 50 minutes, usually at the same time every week. For some clients, four or six sessions may be enough to gain the confidence to make the changes they wish to achieve. For others, their issues may take longer to resolve.
What do I need to do?
All you need to do is to decide that you will look at what it is that troubles you and what changes you might make to feel happier about yourself and your life.
How do I know I'll be in professional hands?
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework and professional guidelines and I have regular supervision by another experienced counsellor.
How confidential is it?
Nothing you say is revealed to anyone without your permission.
The only time this may not apply is if I believed there was a danger of your harming yourself or others or if there was a child at risk. I would consult with you if I believed your talking to someone else would be of benefit to you.