My aim is to provide a quiet, calm space where you can feel safe and comfortable enough to share things about your life that could be bothering you or just plain getting in your way. I believe that counselling is about giving you some time time to be really listened to and help you find a way through the bits of life that we all find challenging.
I’m very down to earth and will never push you to share or do anything that you don’t want to. I’m not here to judge you and believe there are often an infinite number of sides to every story and situation.
I enjoy working with all ages and every stage of life. No matter your situation or background I’m confident we can find a way to work together effectively.
I am also very happy to work with young people and have done lots of specialist work in this area over the last 6 years. I’m early 30s myself and experienced many mental health issues as a teenager. I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to work with families to make some small impact on preventing that for our current younger generation, and the distraught parents who are desperate for help.
I’m also happy to discuss lower rates for people on a lower income or for people in education. I think it’s incredibly important we all have access to mental health support.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a fully qualified counsellor / psychotherapist who is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) as well as a specific BACP Children, Young People & Famillies member.
I am very experienced in working with anxiety and low mood. Feelings of loneliness and helplessness.
I’ve also done a number of further development courses around CBT Therapy, Safeguarding young people & vulnerable adults, Self Harm, Body Image issues, Building Self Esteem and Eating Disorders. I’m also a freelance artist and have done courses in Art Therapy.
If you would like to discuss anything or ask any questions at all I’d be very happy to receive a text, email or phone call. I know deciding to seek help from someone like me can be really daunting so I honestly am happy to talk about and hopefully eradicate any fears or anxieties you may have.
Also happy to provide counselling sessions online and provide follow up support Sessions via phone or instant messenger. I have found this very successful when working with young people. I think it’s important to be flexible and try and meet them in a place they feel most comfortable.
I know that having high levels of anxiety can mean that you would rather not have to leave home and I think it’s important to cater for that.
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
Concessions offered for
Per hour session -
First step is to book an initial session to talk about what you would like to get out of counselling and check you are happy to work with me.
Adult 1 hour session - £50
Under 18s - £55
low income rates to be agreed prior to initial meeting.
Flexible availability - week days, evenings and weekends
If you are feeling scared or anxious about tackling whatever it is that is causing you to read my profile today then please know that I promise to treat your worries with the greatest of respect and sometimes even just having someone really listen to you talk can make the world of difference.
Look forward to hearing from you.