Hello and welcome to my profile. Reaching out for support and making a decision to seek counselling takes courage. As you are on this page you have already taken your first step in the right direction. At times, life can be difficult and feel like an uphill struggle. It could be that you are experiencing problems and unable to deal with them by yourself. You may have a specific issue such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you are not feeling yourself and have a sense that something just doesn't feel right but can't quite put your finger on what this may be.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, which allows me to work with a range of different theraputic approaches to meet your specific needs as a unique individual. I offer a warm, confidential space where you can express your thoughts and feelings openly without any judgement. Together, at your own pace, we can begin to explore any difficulties that are troubling you. I will help you to gain insight and a deeper understanding of your problems which in turn can enable you to work towards improving your life and overall well-being.
I have experience working with people from various walks of life, comprising different ages, cultures and ethnicities. Amongst these are individuals with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship difficulites. I have also worked extensively with adults whom are carers to family members and understand the demands associated with this role.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation. This will be an opportunity for us to meet one another as well as decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
It will also include an assessment so that I can obtain an understanding of what brings you to counselling and your hopes and expectations from our work together.
You will also be able to ask me any questions that you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP accredited diploma).
- Diploma in Counselling Skills.
- Certificates in Continuing Personal Development.
- Registered member of the BACP.
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
I am available for appointments weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.
At present I am offering appointments either by telephone or online via Zoom.
I provide both long-term and short-term sessions.