I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, working with adults of all ages, young people and children aged 16yrs upwards. I work with issues such as, but not limited to, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, feeling sad, panic attacks and low self-esteem. I will help you to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviours, increasing your self-awareness and helping you to make sense of your experiences. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, without judgement, no matter what you bring to the sessions, building a trusting relationship in which you can feel supported to disclose whatever is troubling you.
I work within my own private practice, offering 'face to face' counselling, online video sessions and telephone counselling. My service is not time-limited, and you can have as many or as few sessions as you feel is right for you, ensuring that you are in control of your counselling at all times. I am committed to offering a professional service, treating all clients with respect and without prejudice.
I also work with a local charity, Service Six, offering counselling in local schools to young people and children aged 11yrs upwards.
Previously, I have 15 years experience of working for the Ambulance Service, and have had the privilege of supporting people during some of life's most traumatic moments. This is what led me to becoming a counsellor and I am passionate about supporting my clients' mental health.
I regularly attend professional development courses to extend my knowledge and to ensure that I am working in the best way possible.
Due to the continuing COVID situation and the ever changing regulations, my 'face to face' sessions have been temporarily suspended. I am still working online via Zoom, WhatsApp Video and Skype, or by telephone and I would be happy to discuss these options with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
2021 - CPCAB Level 5 Counselling Children and Young People (currently studying)
2020 - Annual safeguarding training
2020 - Counselling Tutor 80hr Online & Telephone Counselling (ACTO & NCS Accredited)
2019 -2020 - CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2019 - Attachment Theory & The Internal Working Models of Children
2018 - CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
2017 - CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
2016 - CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initially I offer a complimentary 15 minute chat to give us both the opportunity to meet and for you to decide if you would like to work with me, before investing any money.
If you would like to go ahead with sessions after our chat, the next step is to book an assessment, this lasts approximately 60 minutes and costs £50.
Following the assessment we will agree a suitable day/time for your counselling sessions, each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £45. There is an option to have longer sessions should you require them.
Regular weekly sessions are recommended, however this can be adapted to suit individual needs and I am happy to discuss this with you.
If you would like any further information or to arrange a chat please send me an email and I will contact you to arrange a suitable day/time.
Corporate rates are available on request.
I offer sessions Monday - Friday and would be happy to discuss current availability with you.