I work with couples, individuals, older people & young people. I provide a safe & secure environment in which you can explore the areas of life that are important. Irrespective of what may have happened or when life experiences impacted, I invite you to take time with me to gain a deeper understanding of the events that have taken place & of the relationships that may cause challenges. You may have very clear goals, hopes & expectations in mind & together we will work to find ways of realising them. Or you may not yet know what to hope for & that's fine too - together we will work it out.
I am a relational counsellor working in an integrative way. This means that I work in a way that is uniquely suited to your needs. I am interested in enriching the quality of life as hoped for, to take the time to really listen in the noise of our lives.
I became a counsellor because I hope to support you to find your voice in the world, to feel a stronger sense of self, to develop your sense of belonging. The relationships that we hold are key to our well-being & the only permanent relationship is the one you have with yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Advanced Reflexive Supervision 2015
- University of Ulster Diploma in Higher Education in Counselling with commendation 2008
- University College Dublin Advanced Theory & Practice in Working with Relationships 2008
- Relate Phone Counselling Online 2020
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling with Counselling Tutor (ACTO approved) ongoing
- Contact Youth Counselling Telephone counselling – Telephone assessment 2009
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.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
When I work
I have day & evening availability.
I am an integrative counsellor bringing together Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Systems Theory including a range of cognitive & behavioural theories that are suited to the your unique presentation.