Currently holding all sessions by video link or telephone. Do get in touch. Making the choice to begin counselling may be the most empowering thing you can do. I am a fully accredited counsellor and registered member of the BACP and clinical supervisor for the counselling profession.
Whatever you are going through you don't have to do this alone. I can provide a safe space for us to talk about and work through some of your most difficult feelings and I will support you in this.
I work with people struggling with anxiety and depression. My work covers the unique challenges of the couple relationship, peer relationships and ultimately our own relationship with ourselves, (what we say to ourselves and how we see ourselves).
I'm trained to help you grow through difficult relationships. Whether you come as a couple or an individual, counselling will help you gain a better understanding of self.
My specialism is relationships and I am deeply rewarded to see my clients becoming the people they want to be, more self-aware, more self -defined and better able to manage the challenges they face.
My approach is to give you a caring experience in counselling enabling you to talk about the things that worry you and help relieve the anxieties you might face, build resiliance or move towards better relationships.
My experience comes from having worked in a very busy NHS counselling service ,
that dealt with a very large number of referrals from GPs and Primary Care. As such, I was able to work with a wide diversity of people, exploring their difficulties, goals and aspirations. Now, I see a range of clients in my private practice.
WHY WORK WITH ME
Trained to work with relationships, perhaps a romantic partner or a family member. Troubled relationships can seriously affect our happiness and steal our joy.
I help couples and individuals explore repeated negative patters, disillusionment and power struggles. I help you to explore meaning behind thoughts and feelings, manage own reactions and build greater resiliance.
I genuinely believe that counselling is one of the most effective ways of dealing with issues that can lead to depression, anxiety and other psychological problems. Counselling with me will enhance your ability to make positive, lasting changes.
Whether as an individual or as a couple, I am able to quietly support you in a way that is warm, respectful and caring. I am committed to helping you develop and achieve the things that matter to you. My aim is always to listen, understand, speak with empathy and interest.
As a Registered Member of BACP (the professional governing body for counsellors), I work in line with their Ethical Framework which promotes high standards and underpins the safety of clients.
Call me on Tel: 07724506620 to tell me about the issues that are troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accreditation
- Level 4 Diploma in integrative counselling
- Diploma in clinical supervision
- Advanced post qualification certificates in couples counselling
- Anxiety and depression
- Helping couples talk about relationship breakdown, desire discrepancy, intimacy, conflict, marital and pre- marital issues
- Post-qualifying training in Mindfulness for stress reduction
- Childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence (various)
- Clinical supervision for counsellors and other professions
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mixed agenda couples
I offer counselling for mixed agenda couples where one wants to leave the relationship and the other wants to stay. I create a space and use a structured approach for individuals to explore these differences.
- It can prevent the regret of a premature divorce
- It can be time limited work
- It can help couples get unstuck
I offer couples counselling and help you work through troubled relationships, separation or divorce and moving forward; expressing differences through dialogue and work towards desired outcome.
I can help you explore repeated negative cycles, interactions that can become stuck and the underlying need for security in relationships. I blend together various models, in a way that gives you practical tools and helps you to see how disconnection can arise and how to repair it or achieve the outcome you want.
- My fee is £65 per session for individuals
- For couples work the fee is £90 for 60 minutes
- I am happy to support students and offer concessions for students and the unwaged. Please call or email me to discuss.
- I have some availability for shift workers
Weekdays, daytime, evenings and weekends.
THE NEXT STEP
Why not call me or email me to see whether I am the right counsellor for you. I'd be delighted to offer you an initial assessment without commitment. The initial assessment will help you clarify what problems you have and will give you an idea of what counselling is like with me.
I'm pleased you found my page and thank you for reading this far.
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
Francis of Assisi