About me and my practice
I am a Relate-trained counsellor and clinical supervisor; As well as couples, I work with individuals and young people who want help with their relationships.
All relationships have their own challenges; you may want to seek support now because of a problem you are facing - perhaps you have frequent arguments or there has been an affair. Maybe you have difficulties in your sexual relationship or you are having trouble finding the right person. Sometimes couples struggle with a decision - whether or not to have a baby, for example, or whether to separate. I provide a safe space where you can talk about your thoughts and feelings, and where you can explore what you want for yourself and your relationship. Together we will try to understand why the problem has happened now; we will look at what changes you want and how to bring them about.
In addition to relationship work, I am experienced in working with anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse, parenting issues, autism, stress and anger, bereavement and loss.
I also specialise in supporting people whose lives are affected by cancer. I can help you with the impact on your life of a diagnosis - either for yourself or for someone you care about.
I draw from several therapeutic approaches - integrative, psychodynamic, systemic - and use a range of interventions to help you acquire new insight and awareness as well as the changes you want. This is your counselling so I work collaboratively with you to reach the outcomes you want. Your feedback is important; we will regularly review how the counselling is going. You will feel listened to and not judged, and together we will reflect on your present difficulties to better understand them.
My first session
In our first session we will explore what it is that has brought you to counselling. I ask you questions about yourself and explain how I work. We can then think about whether my way of working is what you are looking for.
Currently because of Covid-19 I am offering online and telephone counselling only.
To arrange an initial session please send me a text on 07847 581659 or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Relationship Therapy (dist) - Relate Institute 2008 - 11
- Working with Young People - Youth Access 2013
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision - Relate Institute 2015
- Attachment Narrative Therapy - Institute for Family Therapy 2019
In addition to my private practice and counselling for Relate, I work for an organisation providing cancer care.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to working within their Ethical Framework.
I am also a member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT).
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
Areas I can help you with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sex related issues.