Hello and a warm welcome to my profile.
Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.
My curiosity lies within exploring your current challenges, what may be keeping you in the past, what may be enabling your current struggles and how you can utilise your strengths to help you to move forward.
Life can be difficult to navigate, it provides opportunities but it is sometimes not an easy road to travel. It is during these challenging times when you may feel that you would like an opportunity to talk to someone, in a non-judgmental, confidential space. To be heard and understood, whilst also being open to gentle challenges.
Within my 18 years of counselling experience, I have worked in a variety of Registered Charities and NHS settings, working with Adults, Children and Young People. I have also been afforded the opportunity to be a Counselling Team Manager and a Qualified Counselling Supervisor.
My personal life experience has provided me with an opportunity to experience both good and poor emotional wellbeing. As a human, we are all susceptible to experience a range of emotional difficulties, none of us are immune to mental health. I believe that my experience has enabled me to develop an empathy and gain a better understanding of my clients journey.
Counselling helped me to gain perspective and to become aware of the importance of self-care and self-compassion. In exploring my difficulties and obtaining an understanding my coping mechanisms (some of which were negative) and by challenging my assumptive thinking, I was able to achieve a better understanding and the ability to challenge myself to do something different. Perhaps counselling could do the same for you too?
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer an integrative approach, drawing on a number of therapeutic approaches. I recognise that a one-size-fits-all therapy approach does not meet the needs of individuals, so I will work with you to find out how I can best support you. My approach includes self-directed goals, creativity and CBT techniques. I am also a qualified LEGO Therapist.
My qualifications include:
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate in Supervision
- LEGO Therapeutic Course
- Solution Focused Training
- Play Therapy ‘Growing Through Games’
- Resource-based Positive Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Introduction to CBT
- Person-Centred Expressive Therapy
- Working Therapeutically with Couples
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Current availability; Monday daytime appointments only.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering therapy via telephone or online (Zoom) at the cost of £35 per 50 minute session.
I will return to face to face counselling once it is safe to do so, at my home in the ST3 area. My charge for face to face therapy is £40.
My Supervision cost is £52.50 per 1.5 hour session.
I currently have one counselling appointment available, Mondays at 10.00 am.
Having 18 years of Counselling experience, working with Adults, Children & Young People, I understand how important it is to find the right therapist for you, or your child. For this reason, I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation, before you make a financial commitment. Evening appointments are available.