I work mainly with loss and bereavement providing a safe space for you to explore your thoughts using person centered counselling. You may be facing a life changing diagnosis or caring for someone facing significant life changes. I have worked for many years in cancer care and palliative care and I am providing a listening ear with empathy for you to look at what you are coping with. Sometimes there is not a solution or a fix and you may want to share anger or distress in a safe space that I provide.
You may have worked in the health sector and be experiencing burn out, stress and confusion and need a safe space to explore your feelings and work out ways of coping.
I believe that it is important that you find the right therapist for you and for this reason I offer a initial assessment of your needs so that I can be sure that I am able to help you and for you to check me out to see if you feel comfortable working with me. Our first session is at a reduced rate of £30
You can call me on 07548256120 and either leave a message or speak to me directly if I'm available or just email me to discuss your needs and arrange an initial session.
"What can I expect from my first session?"
In the first session we'll get to know each other, we'll do some basic paperwork around contact information and privacy. I'll explain in more detail how I work as you settle in and I'll ask what has brought you to counselling. You only need to tell me whatever you feel comfortable telling me and we'll look at what you might like to get out of our counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified experienced therapist with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP and I operate within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice to provide my clients with the best service possible.
I have many years experience in the nhs and charity sector working mainly with cancer care and bereavement, this includes working in hospice care and with Macmillan, including counselling as a volunteer in this sector.
I have over 10 years experience supporting clients coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment or returning to normal life after treatment. Supporting families coping with stress and the unknown.
This may include supporting clients with depression, low self esteem, confidence issues and anxiety or body changing and life changing difficulties.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement following Covid
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45.00 per session
First assessment/session is £30
Daytime evenings and weekends depending on availability
I am currently providing telephone counselling during the pandemic. I can offer face to face when restrictions allow