Finding a counsellor and beginning counselling can be a daunting experience and it is my aim to make it as clear and collaborative a process as possible. I offer both time-limited counselling of 6-10sessions and open-ended counselling. Beginning the process of speaking to a professional counsellor, can bring about many beneficial results: increased awareness, self-acceptance, self-worth and identity; recognition and management of psychosomatic symptoms, increased confidence in personal, social and professional relationships or piecing together the mosaic of life shattered by a bereavement or trauma and finding future direction and purpose.
I am an experienced, Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor and have worked with adults and adolescents in Private Practice and in a number of secondary schools. I use an Integrative Counselling approach, which means I tailor the counselling to use methods which are most relevant and suited to you. For example, we might use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to work with depression or anxiety; or Mindfulness techniques to help manage stress; or explore how your past relationships are playing a part in present ones or causing negative patterns in relationships to repeat. Writing, drawing and other creative techniques can also be helpful.
My training incorporated a Christian worldview and I have worked with many people wishing to explore the impact of faith on their current issues or how their problems are impacting their faith.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Honours Theology & Counselling (2010) Middlesex University
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (2014) Middlesex University
HDip Diploma in Supervision (2017)
Training in IFS Therapy (2014)
Training in Compassion Focused Therapy (2016)
Training in Mindfulness (2016)
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) Training Days (2015, 2016 and 2018)
Introduction to Eating Disorders (2018)
Working with Domestic Abuse (2018)
Working with Suicide (2018)
Working with Diversity: LGTB+ (2019)
Sensorimotor Training: Trauma and the Body and Body Awareness and Physical Action the Treatment of Trauma (2019)
Systemic Leadership and management: performance of practice for organisational change (2019)
Narcissim and Echoism workshop (2020)
Supervision via digital media in times of crisis (2020)
Safeguarding vulnerable adults (2020)
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
I have experience of working with many adolescents in school based counselling and in private practice.
I also have a wide range of experience working with people of Christian and Catholic faith on a variety of issues.
Counselling: £50 for a 50 minute individual session.
Supervision for qualified counsellors/psychotherapists: £50/ hour
Supervision for counselling students: £35-£50.