A friend asked me why people go for counselling. My answer: LIFE!
Life throws lots of things our way! We collect these experiences as emotional baggage. Sometimes it gets too heavy; it needs to be unpacked and made lighter!
It can be daunting looking for the right counsellor; it’s like trying on a pair of shoes - as much as you may like the look of them, sometimes they just don’t fit. That’s why on the first session we have a chat and see what you want from counselling.
My counselling style is integrated; I use the tools from a variety of proven theories to best support you and your needs. I have been working with young people and families for over 14 years to deal with significant trauma. I have also worked with addicts at Turning Point to identify the underlying issues that made them dependant.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrated Counselling (NHS Inter-Psyche)
Level 5 Diploma in Children and Families Health & Social Care
Therapeutic Training (NSPCC)
The Indicators of Child Abuse (NSPCC)
Attachment Skills (Solihull)
The Development of Children and Young People (KCC)
Trangsgender and LGBTQ+ (Mermaids)
I have worked with MIND and Turning Point, with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic groups and sexuality. I have learnt that presenting behaviours can be misleading, masking problems that lie beneath.
I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of children and young adults with complex needs. My expertise is in working with children and adults in crisis, including working with families and multi-agency settings.
I relish working with clients so they feel more secure and positive about the future.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial consultation
£45 per 50 minute session
Funding for young people may be available (depending on where they live/study)