I am open and working as normal, offering Skype and phone sessions. Please don’t face this difficult time alone. I am also beginning to welcome clients back to work with me face to face, dependant on their situation, so please do get in touch to ask more about this.
I am an experienced Counsellor who has been published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I believe in affordable, individual therapy that empowers people to change their lives for the better.
You may be finding things very difficult right now and feel that it’s the time to ask for help. You may feel anxious and worried all the time, you may feel low and hopeless. Something may have happened in your life that has left you feeling distressed or confused, or perhaps you just need to talk and be truly heard and understood. If any of this sounds familiar, counselling may be for you.
Counselling can truly change lives at times when nothing seems possible.
If you are worried that counselling is too expensive and not something you can realistically afford, please don't be. My aim is to help people access counselling regardless of their financial situation, so please do contact me if you have any worries about accessing counselling and we will work together to make it happen for you.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation to enable you to get a sense of what counselling entails and to talk about what you are looking to gain from it. I strongly believe that you should feel happy and comfortable with whoever you choose as a counsellor and this is an opportunity for you to meet me and see if I am right for you.
I am an integrative counsellor. I believe that there is no one type of therapy that fits all clients, and I will work with you to find what is right for you.
Sessions are 50 minutes and take place on a weekly basis. They are usually at the same time and on the same day each week, but I understand that this isn't always possible and I will endeavour to accommodate any changes due to childcare needs or shift work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and have obtained the following:
Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Level 3 in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I have experience in a wide range of difficulties.
I have been teaching for twelve years and I am also trained in group facilitation. I train teachers and professionals in counselling skills and mental health awareness.
I have also written for the BACP’s flagship magazine “Therapy Today.”
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Our first session together is free so we can explore what you would like from counselling and whether you feel happy with what I can offer.
After this, individual sessions are £50 and couples' sessions are £70.
Discounts are available for students, counselling students and those with a low income. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this further.
Concessions offered for
Week days and evenings
Asking for and finding help when you are struggling can be an incredibly difficult thing to do.
I aim to make it as easy as possible by working with you to ensure you get exactly the kind of help you need. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns and I will be happy to help. I can be reached via phone call, text message or email.
I look forward to hearing from you.