Welcome to my profile.
I am currently working online only using various platforms - FaceTime/ Skype and the Telephone. My operating system also gives us a video conferencing option.
Needing some therapeutic support is something many of us can go through at some point in our life. Having counselling is about understanding, reflecting, processing and healing in a useful way, whatever is troubling you.
I have 15 years of experience in working with people who have experienced mental health problems and distressing conditions such as anxiety, depression, co- dependency, anger, stress, sadness, addiction and many more of the myriad of other issues life can throw at us. Life is not always straight forward and it can be very confusing and painful. Coming to counselling and getting support can help with this pain and often confusion, it can help you to make sense of what you are going through and help you find your way through it.
I have an integrative approach to counselling, with my core principles being in a person centered approach. Over the years I have also trained in other disciplines such as CBT, solution focussed therapy, motivational interviewing which means I can meet the needs of more people as not one approach fits or suits all. I have experienced how writing, drawing and role play (as some examples) are positive and useful ways of expressing yourself and sharing how you think and feel within the talking therapy.
By acknowledging you need some help you have already come a long way. Talking to a professional counsellor such as myself can make a real difference to how you cope and live your life and how it moves forward for you.
It is a brave decision to seek counselling. I understand the courage it takes to be here, you will be offered a confidential, non judgmental space to be yourself. My focus is on you and your needs.
I welcome you to contact me for your initial consultation to discuss your needs and see if I am best suited to help you. The areas that I offer counselling in can be seen lower down on my profile.
I have worked for a women’s counselling service, then 10 years in a drug and alcohol service working with clients with complex needs and often with a dual diagnosis, I worked closely with NHS services and I have also worked in schools as a young persons counsellor.
I work with young people aged 12 upwards
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work to the BACP Ethical Framework and I have regular supervision.
My qualifications and training include:
- Higher National Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills
- Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills
- Motivational Interviewing
- CAMHS Training: Self Harm, Understanding ADHD
- Safeguarding Young People & Adults
- Raising Awareness in Child Protection in the Voluntary and Independent Sector
- Self Harm and Risk Taking Behaviours
- Debt Crisis
- Think Family
- Equal Opportunities
- Eating Disorders
- Harm Reduction in Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- Working with Children, Young People and Families
- Understanding Islam
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fee is £45 for 1-1 work. Your initial consultation is free so you and I can work out if we would work well together.
Monday to Friday 10am - 7pm
I also have an understanding of the 12 Step fellowships if you are attending meetings.