Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a Supervisory Psychotherapist and Qualified Mental Health Nurse. I offer Individual and Couples Counselling via Face to Face, Skype and Telephone sessions. I have a special interest in Trauma including PTSD and Abuse as well as Depression and Self Harm.
At the start of the 2020 Pandemic /Covid-19 outbreak a number of my clients were nervous about transitioning from face to face therapy to receiving on-line therapy and telephone counselling sessions. These fears were confronted and explored as part of our sessions and as time has gone on many clients have said that they found the on-line sessions beneficial but still preferred face to face sessions. As a result of the feedback from my clients I began to research Walk and Talk therapy. On a personal level I have long known the benefits of walking in areas of natural beauty to improve my mood, anxiety levels and overall mental well-being. I walk everyday and have done for the past 7 years. In July 2020 I introduced walk and talk therapy to existing clients and new referrals to my Service. I have been amazed by the uptake for this additional service and delighted that so many clients have both enjoyed and benefited/ continue to enjoy this exciting new way of accessing therapy. Please let me know if you would like to try a walk and talk session as part of your therapeutic experience.
With over 40 years experience in both the military and the NHS I offer both counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (18 years upwards) who are experiencing emotional and mental health problems. I also offer mental health well being assessments, comprehensive assessments and Risk assessments. I also liaise closely with GP’s and other services if a referal to another service is indicated and required .
Training, qualifications & experience
- State Enrolled Mental Health Nurse 1983
- Certificate in Counselling 1990
- Diploma in Psychotherapy 1997
- Certicate in Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2019
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£40 per one hour session- Individual
£65 per one hour session- Couples
Fees apply to Face to Face, Skype and Telephone sessions
I offer therapy sessions from 10am-7pm Monday-Thursday and 9.30am-5pm on Fridays.
For urgent/ crisis appointments please contact me with reference URGENT
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics.
I am fully insured and hold an up to date DBS Certificate (working with adults).
I am regularly supervised and engaged in further professional development.