Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
People seek counselling for lots of different reasons. Have you felt lost or stuck, low or angry? Perhaps you don’t know what you’re feeling but your gut is telling you something isn’t right. Maybe you’ve gone through big changes or have had to make difficult decisions. It can feel lonely going through this alone. You might have great friends who are supportive but you want an unbiased view.
Counselling can help you explore your feelings. The thought of this might feel overwhelming but we will lift the lid slowly and a little at a time to unpick what’s going on for you.
My approach to counselling is called the person-centred approach and the foundation of this is the belief that people have the ability to find the answers themselves in the right environment. The environment I offer is safe, supportive and accepting. I will listen to you to understand what’s going on for you, so you feel understood and to help you work through what you bring to the session.
I offer a free 15 minute no obligation initial phone call. This is for us to discuss what brings you to counselling and for me to explain how I work. You can then decide whether it’s right for you.
I offer sessions either online, in person in my therapy room or walk and talk.
I offer short term and long term counselling. Counselling can either be a set number of sessions or open ended.
Sessions are 50 minutes and usually once a week at the same time.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
Along side my private practice, I work in Social Care as a trauma therapist working with child sexual abuse.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I receive regular supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines.
I have professional indemnity insurance.