Welcome to my page. Whether you are seeking support for yourself or your child, it can be a daunting experience so let me try to put you at ease a little.
You may be considering counselling for a very specific reason such as a bereavement, anxiety, or bullying, but you may also be feeling that something just doesn't feel quite right, a little out of sorts but can't quite pinpoint what that is about, and that is ok, this is where I come in.
Whatever your reason for reaching out, I will not judge and I will work with you, or your child, in a confidential and collaborative way. I work within the boundaries of the BACP ethical framework to ensure best and safe practise. I offer a free initial telephone consultation where we can get to know each other a little better and discuss how best we can work together. If you are enquiring for your child, you may be feeling apprehensive about what counselling may entail for them, you want to protect them and do best by them and I understand that. I can talk you through the process and the ways in which I work with young people, answering any questions you may have.
The way in which I work is founded in the person centred approach. I strongly believe that we all have the answers we seek but recognise that there will be times where we need some support in finding them. Sometimes this process can be difficult and I am here to support you to explore what is happening for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Upon graduating with a Psychology degree in 2012 I went on to study my MSc in Counselling Psychology at Keele University. I graduated from this course with Merit, with a particular interest in working with young people after my dissertation topic around bullying.
I went on to work for a charity as a school based counsellor for 3 years and children's bereavement counsellor for a local Hospice. During this time I also worked for a local mental health charity as a mental health lifestyle coach, building my experience working with adults also.
I have undertaken extensive training in online and telephone counselling in response to COVID-19 to ensure ethical and safe practise. I am now competent in delivering counselling sessions in this format and have seen the benefits of this work with clients throughout this pandemic.
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
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs. If sessions are agreed fees are as follows:
One 50 minute session - £50
Six 50 minute session block - £270