I have been working with clients for over 15 years, in private practice as well as in larger Counselling Agencies. I work with Individuals and Couples. I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, however I often taylor my approach depending on the client, working as appropriate. We are all different and one model does not necessarily fit all.
I provide a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for working through, reflecting and exploring life issues and relationships. Every client is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is also unique.
I have experienced working with:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Postnatal depression, Fertility issues, Identity problems, Loss, Personal development, Abuse, Anger Management, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationship issues, Sexuality issues, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's specific Issues, Work related issues, Drug and Alcohol Addictions.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with that first step, and it's often the hardest one to take. We live in a society that is more isolating and pressured than before. There might be a feeling that there is something "wrong" with wanting support and help with life issues and that somehow one should have to be self-sufficient. We all need help and support at times to find a more objective and balanced perspective; this is at times very difficult to find on our own. As a counsellor, it is always a privilege to be able to facilitate change and help clients to become more self-aware, discover and find their own solutions.
We will have an initial meeting and we can look at the issues you might want to explore. It is also an opportunity to get a feeling for how I work without an obligation to carry on. I work in open-ended, long-term or short-term with a fixed set of number of sessions. I see my clients weekly for 50 minute sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in 2005 and hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have undergone further training in brief or short term counselling, CBT and Couples Counselling.
I have worked with adults aged between 18-80 with a multitude of presenting issues. I also work with couples on resolving difficulties and I have also helped couples with separation when appropriate.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I adhere to Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to ongoing training for continued professional development and I attend regular workshops in a multitude of topics. I also attend supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines. I have full liability insurance.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in addiction and my background is in working with alcohol dependency and substance abuse. I am familiar with the Twelve Step Recovery Program of AA, NA and OA and other fellowships.
Individual session, 50 minutes @ £55.00
Couples session, 60min @ £75.00