I am a warm and empathic person. I believe that trust and building a good relationship will allow you to explore your feelings, past and present, in a safe and caring environment.
I will not judge you nor provide solutions - just offer you a confidential space to untangle your thoughts and feelings and help you to look at options to make any changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified 'person centred' Counsellor which means we work at your pace and with what is comfortable. For specific unhelpful thinking patterns I can offer CBT (cognitive behavourial therapy) which is more of an analytical approach.
I have experience working with children as I am currently a Counsellor at a co-educational secondary school and I also am a volunteer Counsellor at a male adult prison.
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
Due to the current social distancing rules, I am currently only working via online video link.