More so than ever, I am aware of the anxieties and uncertainties that we are all facing. Our world and the lives which we lead have changed dramatically, leaving many feeling overwhelmed, lost and fearful.
Talking with an experienced professional, who is not a family member or friend, can help people understand the causes of their unhappiness, distress and pain.
Maybe you are struggling with relationships issues, anxiety is stopping you from living or you are stuck in depression. Maybe life feels confusing, you are unable to make sense of it and of your self. People come for many reasons. Being able to link feelings to patterns of behaviour which affect our relationships can enable us to make the changes we need to make and to move on with our lives.
I provide a safe and solid space for people to explore themselves and their difficulties in. I have a non judgemental, accepting and empathic nature. I believe this assists others in feeling comfortable with me, enabling a trusting and congruent relationship to develop.
I am very aware how daunting and frightening it can be when people make the decision to start counselling. I believe the key to successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I therefore consider that finding the right counsellor for you is of upmost importance. For this reason I do not charge for the initial meeting as this is for us to decide whether we would like to work together.
Through the client-therapist relationship people gain a greater understanding of themselves, increasing self esteem and confidence. This gives people the ability to have trust in themselves, make their own choices and find their own answers.
I have a lot of experience working with young people, working as a school counsellor and also as a Family and Parent Practitioner within a secondary school. Working one to one at this complex time can prove invaluable, and also really go a long way in preventing problems compounding later on in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I have experience in working with a diverse range of mental health issues, working with people between the ages of 13 and 84. I have worked as a School Counsellor, as a Family and Parent Practitioner and worked within a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centre.
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
My standard fee for a 50 minute session is £40.00.
I do not charge for the initial session during which we decide whether I am the right person for you.