Over the past 20 years of working in varied fields in psychotherapy I have come to appreciate each client as uniquely individual with a specific set of needs. It is not a one size fits all formula which is why I work with an integrative approach and tailor my professional skill set for each client. Finding the right therapist is as much about qualifications as it is their style and personality, I want to encourage anyone thinking about choosing a therapist to find one that fits right for you. To support this in my own practice I offer the initial meeting session free of charge.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Alongside my private practice I manage a residential treatment center specialising in addiction related issues such as, substance misuse, depression, compulsive disorders, trauma, grief, abuse and family and relationship difficulties.
I understand the difficulties and commitment when engaging with therapy such as finding the time, anxiety about the process and financial commitment. The move to re-invest in yourself will be a rewarding and worthwhile one. Over the years I have witnessed individuals change and evolve dramatically, identifying needs and emotions and developing coping skills to manage and confront problems and begin to lead more meaningful lives.
Therapy will allow you to talk about whatever the life event or situation is that is causing you distress. I will work with you in order to provide you with an opportunity to begin exploring and identifying your potential for growth and change by addressing underlying issues. If you are considering therapy as a means of improving your life, then I can guide you in this endeavor.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Person Centered Counselling 2002
CQC Registered Managers Award (Residential Rehabilitation Centre)
IGA Institute of Group Analysis certificate in Clinical Supervision
CPCAB - Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
CPPD - Certificate working with Eating Disorders
After qualifying as a counsellor I began working for a charity supporting homeless people with addiction related problems. I have worked as clinical lead overseeing a team of therapists and currently manage a residential treatment centre.
My roles include facilitating therapy groups, lectures and work shops on various topics.
As the years pass working as a clinician and my hair turns grey and then departs, I believe one of the most essential components in successful therapy is the connection between client and counsellor. This sometimes almost magical experience is not a given and doesn't always happen. When it does, generally we will both know it because we feel it and then the trust grows and our world opens up to new possibilities.
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 per session. I offer a free consultation session to help us decide if we can work together.
I am able to offer a reduced rate to clients on a low income. Availability is limited.
£60 per session.
£50 per session.
Evening and weekend appointments available.
My specialist areas include addiction, substance dependency, relationships, eating disorders, family of origin, anxiety, childhood trauma and abuse, parenting and parenting self. I am contactable by phone or email in order to arrange a free consultation.