About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP.

Life is an unknown factor, and it may often involve upsetting, stressful, or traumatic events that can negatively impact how we think, feel, and cope day to day. You may have anxiety and depression and struggle with issues of low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts. Or you may have intrusive thoughts and problems controlling your anger and impulsiveness. Your thoughts and feelings may be impacting your relationships around you, or maybe your relationship is impacting you. Whatever your circumstances, I can help you to understand and interpret your thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental space, whether you are facing new troubles or struggling to cope long term. Often people may think that needing counselling is a sign of weakness, but in fact, it is a true sign of strength. I will help you explore your inner world of thoughts and feelings so you can improve your physical and mental well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc in Psychology and Sociology from Keele University with a British Psychological Society membership. I also hold a BACP accredited MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy also from Keele University.

I have almost 8 years of experience in supporting individuals with a wide range of mental health issues, including working in the NHS and National Probation Service alongside local and national charities. As well as private practice I currently counsel for YMCA, and two local organisations. 

My specialisms include anxiety, low mood/depression, ADHD, autism, bereavement, relationship/marital issues, and coping with trauma. I also have particular experience in working with adolescents. I consistently undertake training opportunities so I am up to date in theory and techniques to offer you the best support

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £40 for 50 minutes of telephone sessions, with some availability for online (zoom) sessions also. I also offer text based counselling: £30 for 40 minutes. Concession rates available for unemployed, low income, students, and 60+. Free initial consultations (up to 30 minutes) are offered - this is not a counselling session but an opportunity for you to tell me about why you are looking for counselling and for you to see if you feel comfortable in talking to me before booking a full session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please note I don’t work Tuesdays or weekends. I will try my best to get back to you as soon as I can. For quickest replies emails, or enquiries via counselling directory, are probably best!

Further information

Please contact me by email or by text on 07546 279803. If you phone and I miss your call, please leave a voicemail and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! 

I offer a free initial telephone consultation (up to 30 minutes), where we may spend time going over basic information, such as your preferred pronouns, diagnoses and medication history, as well as the main issues you are facing at the moment. It will mostly be an informal chit chat to see if you feel comfortable speaking with me. We will discuss your counselling goals, a brief timeline of major events in your life that have impacted your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours, and I will try to answer any questions you may have. It is a big leap of faith to tell someone our inner most thoughts and feelings; My main priority is for you to feel safe and comfortable whilst we are talking. Sessions are preferred on a weekly basis to offer the most thorough counselling and support, however I also offer fortnightly or monthly sessions

Walsall
West Midlands
WS8

Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

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