Welcome. I am a qualified humanistic counsellor offering a safe, confidential space for non-judgemental support to anyone experiencing difficulties.
My empathetic, warm, and accepting approach provides the foundation on which to build a trusting, equal relationship in which you can explore any of life’s distresses, issues, or behavioural patterns.
Establishing this collaborative, trustful relationship is key to my work as a counsellor, creating opportunities for personal growth and insight, and thus facilitating either change or acceptance of your difficulties or challenging your self-concepts. I wholeheartedly believe you are the expert on your life and my role is to help you access the expertise within you, with caring and nurturing rather than directive advice giving.
If this information and approach appeals to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch by sending me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My work so far has been primarily within an NHS service for long term or terminally ill patients and their families. This work has been very varied, and I have gained experience in working with relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, stress, depression, family issues and anxiety as well as the effects of long-term or terminal illnesses. I am also a BACP member.
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.