My role as a counsellor is to create the environment for you to explore your difficulties in a comfortable and safe place, without fear of being judged. This is done by offering you three 'Core Conditions':
- Unconditional positive regard - You will be listened to without judgement
- Congruence - I will be honest with you
- Empathy - I will be there with you to support you on your journey
My personal belief is that we all have the solutions to our own life challenges, I see my role is to guide and walk with my clients to enable them to enhance their lives. I do not offer advice, or give a list of do's and don'ts, I work with my clients offering the time, space and opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings. Whether you are suffering with anxiety, low mood or feeling sad, family or relationship difficulties, low self esteem, bereavement or going through separation or divorce, talking therapy can be incredibly useful and powerful.
My commitment to my clients is to provide counselling in a safe, confidential, non judgemental environment.
If you wish to contact me, we can arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial session. At this session I can answer any questions you may have and talk through your needs and concerns. This initial appointment is for us both to have the space and time to decide if I am the right person to work with you, and if not, any other professionals who may be able to offer you more appropriate support.
I can currently offer weekly, weekday, daytime & evening 50 minute appointments at £45 per session. You may pay by cash or bank transfer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of BACP
FdA Counselling (Humanistic based on Transactional Analysis (TA))
Level 2 in Counselling Skills
Introducing the Social Sciences
Assertiveness & Confidence in Business
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
Weekdays and evening appointments available.
I currently have evening availability.
I offer short-term and long-term contracts.
My practice is within 2 minutes walk from a bus stop.
There is free parking where I run my practice from.
Continuous Professional Improvement courses attended:
Working with People with Chronic Illness or Disabilities.
Safeguarding Children from Extremism.
Cognitive treatment and understanding of preadolescent social anxiety disorder.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Counselling confidentiality, data protection and access to records.
Attachment Theory from the 'Inside' with Sir Richard Bowlby
Compassion, Mindfulness & Self Care - Concepts & Strategies for you and your clients
Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People
Teaching Clients Mindfulness Skills