“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” (anon)
People seek counselling for a wide range of reasons, but what’s certain is that we’ve all experienced travelling down a difficult road. Regardless of where you are on your journey, as a counsellor, my job is to provide a safe space for you to explore difficulties and progress confidently in the direction that you choose.
I am a qualified integrative therapist and a member of the BACP who has been working in frontline services for over fifteen years. I am also currently training as a Transactional Analysis psychotherapist and use lots of transactional analysis theory in my work. I have experience in working with numerous difficulties including anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, difficulties with motivation, domestic abuse, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, stress and much more. I am passionate about working with people of all ages but I am particularly experienced in working with young people (18-25).
Over the last five years much of my work has been with adults with autism and ADHD. I have a deep understanding of the inherent difficulties that neurodivergent people experience and am also able to support people to recognise the wonderful gifts that neurodiversity brings.
In therapy I will provide a space for you to share and explore your feelings where I will listen attentively and with compassion. You might want to explore your past or current situation or make goals for yourself to maintain your current and future emotional wellbeing. I take a flexible approach in my work and am comfortable with exploring emotions through art, music, and the outdoors as well as through talking. I have worked in the voluntary sector with homeless people, in domestic abuse services, and also the higher education sector with students with mental health conditions. I passionately believe in therapy and that therapeutic work can change lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- Diploma in Integrative Therapy
- Certificate Solution Focused Therapy
- Certificate in couples therapy
Clinical Issues with Gender Diversity Clients, CBT for OCD, CBT for anxiety, DICES risk management, Working with ASC & ADHD , Recreational drugs awareness - legal highs, ASIST, suicide intervention, Transactional Analysis 101, Understanding borderline personality disorder, mental health first aid.
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
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
From £30.00 to £60.00
Concessions offered for
£45ph individual therapy