BSc (Hons) BACP MNCS (Accred)
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We all experience difficulties in life. This may be sadness, stress, bereavement, anxiety, depression and that feeling of being unable to cope. It can feel hard to reach out for help and taking this step can feel daunting. I remember this feeling well and my aim is to support you throughout the process in a way that works for you.
Your might have a clear idea what you want to work through in counselling or it might be a jumble of feelings and thoughts. We can all get lost in the chaos of our thoughts and feelings. Counselling can help us tune into and listening to our inner wisdom to help us move forwards with clarity to a more settled and empowered place.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor which means I use a variety of approaches so I can tailor your sessions with me to meet your individual needs. I am qualified to offer the following therapeutic approaches; creative approaches in counselling, Person-Centred, CBT, Gestalt and Mindfulness. I have had recent training in DBT and have found incorporating some of these skills into my work has been really helpful for clients.
Some of the ways that we can work together include working with art, story-making, creative visualisations, nature walks, symbols and any interest and passions that you may have which could support you in your therapy process. I am a member of both BACP and NCS. I work according to their ethical framework.
I have worked with clients aged 15 years and upwards with a wide range of concerns including loss, bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career challenges and deep feelings of sadness. I have helped many people who experience physical health issues, trauma or emotional abuse.
Whatever challenges you are facing, my hope is that I can help. Drop me a line if I sound like someone you could work with.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have over 30 years experience In the medical sector having worked as a Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Over the years I have worked with people who have experienced mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, low mood and eating disorders and it is this experience that led me to train and become a counsellor.
I have spent the last year and a half working with clients who have been bereaved. This is a volunteer role working with a National Bereavement Charity. I also work on their National Helpline.
I have also spent a year working in a school as a counsellor for 16- 18 year olds.
I have experienced counselling throughout my life and believe in the power of talking as an effective way to heal and make sense of the challenges we face.
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)
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.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with teenagers experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as gender issues, exam pressure, social anxiety, low mood and feelings of low self worth.
From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free introductory chat to establish if we can work together.
One hour session is £40
Alternatively, I can offer 10% off 8 sessions with a payment up front of £288; i.e. £36 per session.
I do have concessionary rates available for clients on low incomes or students. Please contact me for more details.
When I work
I can be fairly flexible depending on my availability. This can include working in the evenings.