Individuals come to counselling for a variety of reasons: stress, anxiety, despair, life changes, relationships, unease, trauma, loss, bereavement and more. Counselling is an opportunity to explore your feelings and talk about anything that may be troubling you, the process can help relieve anxieties and find a personal resolution to your problems. I offer counselling to adults in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.
My counselling approach is Person-Centred, this approach allows clients to work at their own pace, its theory is based on the belief that each individual has the capacity and potential for personal growth, healing and development. I was attracted to training in this modality due to its Humanistic belief that each individual has the inner resources to find their own answers and direction, thus encouraging empowerment. Having worked with short term therapy, I have also used more goal focused approaches.
I have experience of working with the following issues: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Self-Harm, Diversity, Stress, Eating Disorders, Carers, Relationships, LGBT, Loss, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Sexuality, this is not an exhaustive list.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been gaining experience as a counsellor since 2009. I am fully qualified, I have an FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling (Merit) awarded by Brighton University. During and since my training I have worked in different settings with a diverse range of people
I have also gained a Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling, accredited by CPCAB.
I have worked with Carers, Students, Survivors of Sexual Abuse and young people (13 years+) and many more. I have experience in the following areas:
- Young People
- Eating Disorders
As a fully qualified and professional counsellor I follow the Standards and Ethics of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am fully insured and attend regular supervision and training.
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
What happens now?
- If you think counselling will benefit you, please contact me via email or phone.
- We will arrange an initial meeting which will give us the opportunity to meet each other.
- At the initial meeting we will talk about what you want to gain from counselling and what your concerns are, you can then decide whether you want to continue counselling sessions. We will also talk about practicalities (cost, frequency, missed session etc) and fill out a therapy questionnaire.
Concessions offered for
- I offer a free initial session (up to 20 minutes) which is an opportunity for us to meet and decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
- Counselling sessions costs £45 for 50 minutes.
- Student and concession rates available, please enquire.
- Sessions last 50 minutes and longer sessions are available by arrangement.
I offer daytime online sessions, I also offer Walking Therapy.