Maybe you're feeling really low. Maybe you're worrying far more than you used to. Maybe you're remembering things that happened awhile ago and you're not able to shake the memories off. Or maybe there's something else going on that you're struggling to put a finger on, but whatever it is, you're just not feeling yourself. Maybe your friends, family, or someone online suggested you talk to someone, and here you are, trying to figure out who to talk to. You want to understand why you feel the way you do, but you really want to just feel better.
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
Postgraduate diploma - distinction: Staffordshire University
Currently working towards MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
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, and bullying.
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
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 continue to work with me, the fees are:
- Zoom counselling: £35
- Phone counselling: £35
- Email counselling: £40
- Concessions: £30
- Counselling students: £25
I currently do not offer face-to-face counselling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I regularly review this policy, and will update as and when more complete health and safety information comes to light.