Hello and welcome. Looking for a counsellor can be rather daunting and confusing. Be encouraged. Keep going.
Maybe you are here because life has thrown you some unwelcome events, or a crisis and you are hoping to find help. Maybe you have been struggling with difficult thoughts, sensations or feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression., or simply want to enhance your well-being. Or perhaps you are looking to improve your relationships. Maybe you don't know exactly why you are here, but only that its time for change.
Be encouraged. I deeply believe that wherever you find yourself now, counselling can support you in finding your way to a better future.
I am committed to offering you a safe, trauma-informed, professional space, supported by my consistent, warm and relational way of being. My integrative background means that I'm trained in a wide range of different therapeutic interventions that I can draw from sensitively and appropriately, according to you and your unique needs. These may include, for example, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), body work, breathing techniques, relaxation, inner focusing, creative techniques, inner parts work and coaching among other things.
If you think I might be able to help you on your next step to living, feeling and relating better, please email me or phone me (you can leave a message confidentially) and I will aim to respond to you as soon as possible - and definitely within two days. I will be as flexible as I can to fit around finding a time for an initial assessment session. This can be online, by phone on in person (with all appropriate covid precautions in place). I will assist you in feeling comfortable around issues relating to phone or online sessions if you feel concerned about this, and happy to respond to any queries or concerns that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with individuals (adults) and couples in both a private practice context and with an agency, and have been seeing clients since 2013. Significant certificates include:
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- Emotion-focused Therapy for Couples
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Focusing-oriented Counselling
As a continuous learner I engage in ongoing training and updating of knowledge and skills regularly. Some recent training includes:
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Working with Anger
- Shame and Compassion
- Life Coaching
- Creative therapy
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotion-focused therapy
- Imago therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Focusing-oriented therapy
Day time and evening sessions currently available.
I work with adults online, by phone, or face-to-face, and with couples online or face-to-face. I will also consider home visits.