Being human can be complicated, there are times we all struggle to make sense of how we’re living. Sometimes nothing seems to bring us any sense of joy, meaning or simply contentment anymore.
Talking to a counsellor might seem intimidating or downright terrifying but it’s honestly true that talking can make a huge difference and help make those negative or even desperate times easier to manage.
I aim to provide a safe confidential space at my practice where you can relax and gradually share your problems, regain some clarity and a more positive outlook to allow you to move forward. My aim is for you to feel optimistic again by listening with empathy and absolutely no judgement. To help identify any elements that are holding you back I may challenge you but always with understanding, gentle humour and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as being a qualified counsellor I have worked with young people for over 20 years, some with behavioural challenges who describe me as kind and approachable. I enjoy working with people of all ages and have a special interest in issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.
I currently work for the Pastoral Foundation twice a week. I also have training in mindfulness, specifically to support teenagers.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per session. Each session last 50 minutes. I have a 48 hour cancellation fee.
With experience of both face-to-face and remote sessions I can provide a range of ways for us to work together. To see what might be best, I offer a free 15-minute initial telephone/video consultation. This is your chance to ask questions, express any concerns you may have and see if counselling might be for you and how we could work together. Please do get in touch - I’m ready to listen.