Coming to a point where you’re seeking counselling can feel like a huge and often unimagined step. Perhaps you have never experienced feeling how you do now or perhaps you are managing long term generalised anxiety disorder or depression. Maybe you know why you’re feeling sad and anxious, or maybe these feelings are a mystery. Building a trusting relationship can help shed light what’s happening in your world, and how to come to terms with it and heal.
What I offer
I offer short or long term counselling and psychotherapy to treat anxiety and/or depression/ low mood/ panic attacks. Having a safe, warm and respectful space can be a powerful way of exploring your inner thoughts and feelings. As a counsellor I aim to facilitate that non-judgemental space for you and help you explore your inner world.
In our first session we can talk a little about what has brought you to counselling, what you hope to achieve and I’ll explain what you can expect from me. If we both feel (especially you) that we can work together we can then arrange either weekly or fortnightly sessions. I offer 50 minute sessions by telephone, Skype or Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University and am registered with BACP. I also have a certificate in Counselling from the University of the West of England. Specialising in the person-centred approach, I believe the client is the expert in their own world, and that counselling can help hold a mirror and help you understand and manage your inner processes more clearly.
Training at a low cost counselling service offering short and longer term counselling for NHS and low cost clients, I have helped people from many different backgrounds with pronounced anxiety and depression to better understand their often overwhelming feelings and problems, and find their own solutions and healing.
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
The first session will last up to 30 minutes and I offer this free of charge. This session will be me asking a few questions and will be a chance for you to gauge whether you feel we can work together.
If you feel comfortable talking to me and decide to continue our sessions, the fee is £50 per 50 minute session.
I offer concessions for students, OAPs and key workers.
Presently I am conducting telephone, Skype or Zoom sessions only.