As an Integrative Counsellor, I help individuals achieve their full potential in life and overcome any challenges that may be in their way. Experienced in working with all age groups, I deliver a professional, safe and confidential service. I respect that personal experiences are very unique to each individual and I understand that it takes courage to openly talk about what you are experiencing.
People from all walks of life seek counselling. You may find you’re struggling with relationships, or crisis in your personal life, or perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety over work issues, facing bereavement, illness or a broken relationship. You may even have feelings of hopelessness, a lack of self-worth or confidence, depression or stress, or maybe the cause is related to your past. Whatever it is, you can bring it to counselling. I can help you to reflect and work through any problems in an understanding, secure and safe environment. You will not be judged or criticised for who you are or how you are feeling.
During your sessions I will support you in exploring your thoughts and feelings. I will listen to you, accept and respect you. I will not judge you or tell you what to do. I will help you reach your own decisions based on what is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I have completed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency. I am on their register for counsellors and psychotherapists.
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
As an Integrative Counsellor I combine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T), Psychodynamic Therapy and Person Centred Therapy, adapting my support to best suit the needs of the individual.
Additionally, I have worked within the homelessness field for 17 years. I am comfortable working and communicating with people from all backgrounds and have experience of working with people who have experienced trauma, abuse, addiction, depression, marital difficulties and child-parent conflicts, bereavement, domestic violence, long term health issues, caring responsibilities and suicide.
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
An initial free 30 minute assessment over the phone.
£45 per session
£25 per session for Counselling students, unemployed, pensioners
Fees are payable by cash or bank transfer.
Concessions offered for
As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical frame work of good practice and engage in regular supervision. I am fully insured and hold an up to date DBS (disclosure and barring service) certificate.
My work is supported by professional supervision in accordance with BACP's Ethical Framework.
I am committed to participating in ongoing CPD (Continued Professional Development) to ensure that my skills and knowledge are kept up to date.
Please feel free to leave a message via email or call me if you require any further information.