I have experience of working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I've worked with survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, bullying, and abuse. I have also worked with people who have struggled to get out of bed in the morning and haven't been sure why. I offer a kind, caring, compassionate counselling service, free from judgement and agenda. It's your space.
This just means that in all things, I will be guided by you, the client, and we can talk about anything you wish, with no agenda on my part. It also means that I understand that a person may have conflicting feelings within themselves – perhaps you may have said something like, “Part of me feels sad about this event, but another part of me feels a little pleased” – I can explore these different parts with you and help you to understand yourself and how all the things in your life have affected you.
Making the first contact can feel overwhelming – maybe a little frightening. I try to make the process as easy as I can - I am available for first contact via email, telephone, and social media, and then we can work out the best way of moving forward. Counselling and therapy is about helping you – whether that is a deep understanding of yourself, your life and why you are the way you are; making changes in your life; working through persistent problems that seem to come up over and over again; or simply getting some outside perspective on a situation that’s weighing on your mind – I am here to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip (Distinction) and MSc (Distinction) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Staffordshire University.
I have received training in:
Sexual violence, domestic violence, pre-trial therapy, working with depression and anxiety, coping with suicidal thoughts, child sexual abuse survivors, post-traumatic stress disorder, survivors of FGM, bullying, issues around shame, and suicidal ideation.
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.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial session for you to get to know me and for me to explain how I can help you. If you decide to work with me, the fees are:
- Zoom counselling: £40
- Phone counselling: £40
- Face to face counselling: £40
- Students: £30