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BA (Hons) (MBACP)

About me

I am a fully trained psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults and young adults over 16 years old.  

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons when experiencing difficulties in personal and/or professional lives.  Maybe you are struggling to cope or feeling hopeless, down or sad; maybe something just does not feel right and you are not sure why; maybe you have been holding onto something for a long time, or trying to make sense of new thoughts and feelings.  Whatever brings you to counselling, you and your life experiences are unique, and seeking therapy is an opportunity, away from friends and family, to explore and make sense of how you are feeling.   

Counselling can be a rewarding experience where you can gain self-awareness and challenge your established ways of thinking by adapting and developing new ways of coping that work for you.  This might be difficult at times, but rest assured I will be alongside you providing a warm, compassionate and supportive environment where you can be heard and understood.

It is important you take the time to find a counsellor you feel you can connect with and trust.  I am a fully trained integrative therapist and I draw on different ways of working to meet your individual needs.  My relational and collaborative approach incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic and transpersonal methods of therapy.  These enable us to explore, at a pace that suits you, the relationship you have with yourself and others in your life right now, and when past experiences impact how you are feeling today, understanding these can help you to find coping strategies for how you may want to move forward.  

We can work short term (one - six sessions) if you have something specific you want to focus on, or long-term (open ended) where we would review regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from our sessions.  

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the main counselling regulatory body and am bound by its ethical framework and complaints procedure. 

If you are unsure about what therapy is or whether it might work for you, please get in touch and we can talk about what you are experiencing and how therapy might help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling, Greenwich University
  • DBS checked

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

If you have any questions please call me for a free, no obligation to continue, 20-minutes telephone consultation to discuss your needs.  

If you are ready to begin counselling, future sessions cost £50 for each weekly 50-minute session.  

If you need to cancel your appointment, please note I require 48 hours’ notice to avoid being charged for the session.  

Further information

As well as my private practice, I volunteer at a local hospice providing counselling support for people and their families living with a life-limiting illness, and those who have lost a loved one. 

I have also provided counselling support to young adults 16+ at a sixth form college for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide ideations, learning difficulties, family and friendship issues, identity, grief, loss, low self-esteem and exam stress.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

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