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 today. 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. 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 The Sandycroft Centre.
My specialisms include anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, bereavement, relationship/marital issues, and coping with trauma.
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I will 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+.
Please contact me by email or by text on 07546 279803.
For our first session we will 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. I will also ask about major life events, both good and bad, to get an idea of what may have had an impact on your thoughts and feelings. It will mostly be an informal chit chat, getting to know you and what your goals are for counselling. If you want to continue after this initial consultation, we can then arrange sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on your need or preferences.