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About me

How is life in the 'new normal'?  Are there things surfacing now which you are struggling to deal with.... anxiety, sadness, loss, stress, struggles in relationships at home or work, (same place?).  Whatever it is, it really does make a difference to talk about it.

Just one session could be enough.

Your willingness to give it a go is also important and my role is to hear you and enable you to accept you. I bring empathy, a sense of humour, life experience, patience and more. I have experience of listening to and working with people of all ages, sexual preferences, choices of lifestyle and am good with hearing what you might want to share. I offer single session therapy, so if you just want to talk over something that's bothering you, that's what we can do.  A brief chat by phone (if that suits you) to set it up, or a message by text or email is just fine. 

Sessions are confidential between us, I do not share anything you have said with other people even if they are paying for the sessions - giving you the chance to work things out for yourself in your time, with confidence. We would work out a basic plan initially and review as we go along. Very few sessions or longer term work depends on you and your needs, as well as what you want to focus on. 

Apologies for no webpage at the moment, I took it down when I moved and have yet to prepare one for myself to replace it - I am happy to answer any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm an accredited member of NCS (National Counselling Society) and a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work to the ethical guidelines of both, and I have professional insurance.

I have worked as a therapist in different settings since 2011, including private work; Employee Assistance Programmes; The Hospice; a University counselling department and three different Youth Counselling agencies gaining a brand range of experience. I have long experience of working with teenagers and supportive roles with a mixture of ages with local councils and charities.

I gained a degree in Humanistic counselling from Chichester University, a BACP accredited course and have since completed several short courses including: a couples counselling course; NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming); working with adult survivors of child abuse; safeguarding young people; working with autism; working with bereaved (young people and adults) and more.

I enjoy working creatively with adults and young people. I work according to what people bring and want to talk about; people's life experience is vast and you may want to talk about a broad range of things. This could be about change and loss; relationships; life transitions; abuse; anxiety; eating disorders; depression; fear; identity; gender identity; trauma; loneliness; power; life in all its wonder. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

An initial call can be arranged to enable you to assess and choose what you would like to do. Single sessions are bookable, as well a short series or longer term sessions by phone or video links using Zoom, Whereby,  Facetime or Skype.

  • Full sessions are 50 minutes and cost £40.

Please do get in touch, and just a gentle reminder to check your junk/spam for a reply if you do email, as sometimes replies do sneak in there!

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Above are the main days of work with flexibility - I hold just a few spaces so you get the attention you deserve. Concessions depending on circumstances.

Frome, Somerset, BA11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
VSee
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp