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Undertaking counselling is a big step and one that takes strength and courage.
As a qualified therapeutic counsellor I am here to assist you on your counselling journey. I have a respectful and dignified approach in which you are given a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to start exploring your feelings and make a start towards positive change. By working together the aim is to encourage you to develop the skills to enable you to move forward.
I provide person centred counselling, psychodynamic counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy, these can be used individually or combined in an integrative approach. As we are all individuals it is important to find the best approach to suit you and your needs.
I know how important it is to look after our emotional well being no matter what our age. Stresses, strains and anxieties can hit at anytime of our life, we maybe dealing with current situations or something from our past which impacts on our ability to manage our current situation. Anticipation of future events can also impact on us at an emotional level. There are many reasons why counselling may be of benefit including low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bullying, family issues, anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, PTSD, stress, bereavement, infant loss, anger and relationship issues to name but a few.
I have experience in working with both adults and children/young people to support their emotional health and well being, this has been gained in various roles within the education sector as well as in bereavement care.
It is so important to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with as this can help enhance the therapeutic relationship. I look forward to accompanying you on your counselling journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Awareness in Bereavement Care training with Cruse Bereavement Care.
- University certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Successful completion of IARRT The Rewind Technique for PTSD and Trauma
- Additional training in couples counselling toolkit has been successfully completed through The Counselling Academy
- Accredited by The Foundation for Infant Loss
Experience has been gained working with bereaved clients at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd and Cruse Bereavement Care.
I have worked with children and families supporting behaviour and emotional well being.
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
Initial session £20.00 (full hour) this will allow you to asses if I am the right counsellor for you.
Subsequent sessions are charged at £35.00.
Home visits £38.00 (within a 10 mile radius)
Discount offered for students (proof required)
Student and child rate £30.00
Couples Counselling £50 for a 90 minute session. Initial couples session charged at £35 again for 90 minutes.
The opening hours of my practice are 09.00 - 20.00 Monday to Friday. Times out with those stated (including Saturday) by prior arrangement.
I abide the ethical framework and guidelines of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I undertake continuing professional development to ensure that my skills are up to date.