Together we can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Keeping you at the centre of our counselling sessions.
You are who I listen to and together we can look at what is happening in your life. In our sessions I will use empathy to try and get a true sense of what you have been experiencing.
Our sessions will be a safe space. This will be a place you can share your thoughts and feelings. Which will allow me the chance to really hear and understand you.
I have worked face to face since I qualified in 2010 and I have been counselling online since 2018.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2010 as an Therapeutic Counsellor and I am an integrative counsellor. I blend three main theories together and tailor this to you and what you bring to counselling. The three main theories are Psychodynamic which will help us look at how your past impacts on your present, CBT cognitive behavioural therapy which looks at how your thoughts impact on your feelings and behaviour and Humanistic which keeps you at the heart of the counselling relationship using empathy to better understand what has brought you to counselling. I have worked online for many years (prior to 2020).
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
I offer both long and short term work.
I have worked with a range of different client groups and issues. I have worked with men dealing with anger issues, bereavement, addiction, work related stress, abuse, depression, cancer, suicidal ideation and more.
I have also worked with women with issues around depression, abuse, addiction, cancer, relationship issues, child bereavement, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, anger and more.
I have also worked with young people from primary school age and upwards.
I offer a free consultation over the phone, if you are interested in having some counselling with me. So we can explore together if counselling is something you would like to have.