I am passionate about mental health and wellbeing, where my belief is counselling can support most of us make sense of our worlds and share some of the difficulties life brings.
Counselling or therapy enables you to discuss your personal challenges, in a confidential environment and assist you in exploring and understand yourself and support you in building emotional resilience. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I aim to provide the conditions that will support you during these challenging times.
With all that life throws at us; work challenges, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression and a global pandemic - it takes a toll on our mental wellbeing. It might be that you are experiencing a difficult time right now or be wanting to move away from the past that keeps holding you back.
Through the counselling that I offer, you are offered a unique space to explore these issues and I will listen, without judgement or prejudice aiming to understand your world. Currently I run my own private practice and work as a counselling trainer in a further education setting. I also work with a service provider supporting adults experiencing mental health issues and have experience working with young people and adolescents aged 11-18 within at different agencies.
I offer counselling face to face and online at present, both long and short-term. I've worked with many different issues that people have been experiencing and the areas that I focus my work in now includes:
Depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, low mood, feeling sad, family issues, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, loss, work-related stress, stress, self-injury and harm and suicidal thoughts.
Call, email or text me for a conversation about what I can offer, how I work and see if that fits with what you are looking for.
My approach (Integrative) allows me to be informed by a number theories and concepts (transactional analysis, person centred, CBT and some psychodynamic concepts) that enable me to understand your world from many different perspectives. I find this provides flexibility to how I work with clients. Personally, I believe in every person's potential for growth, given the right conditions and this person centred approach to being with clients, is at the heart of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
These are my qualifications relating to counselling & psychotherapy:
Current studies: MSc in Psychology
- CPCAB Level 6 Supervision
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Open University - Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy
Some of the workshops and continual professional development (CPD) courses I have either scheduled or attended.
- MSc Psychology (in progress)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Essentials (in progress)
- Counselling in Schools Training and Level 3 CPD Certificate
- Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTS-I)
- Trauma Treatment for Children
- Applications of Attachment in Psychotherapy
- TA101 - Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- CAMHS Working with self-injury
- CAMHS Working with attachment issues
- Young People Experiencing Abuse
My experience covers working with older children, young adults and adults. I've worked with many different issues that people have been experiencing and the areas that I focus my work in now includes:
- Social anxiety
- Separation anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self-injury and harm
- Suicidal thoughts
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I offer hourly appointments which are £50. Following a free of charge 30 minute phone call / online appointment to understand your needs, our first appointment will include an assessment to gauge our suitability in working together. Please allow 70 minutes for the first appointment.
Discounts are available on a limited basis for trainee counsellors, under 21 year old and older people. I am happy to discuss affordability with you to support you accessing support.
Some concessions are available for (limited number): Counselling trainees, young people under 21 years old and elderly people.
Payments can be made by Debit Card, Bank Transfer and Cash.
Monday 4pm - 8pm, Tuesday by arrangement, Wednesday 12 noon - 7pm, Thursday 2pm - 9pm, Friday 8am - 5pm. Weekends by arrangement.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, their ethical framework underpins my work and as such, I am responsible to their complaints procedure. The framework provides thorough guidelines to ensure safe and best practice.