Thank you for looking at my profile. I know it is not always easy to ask for support and deciding what's right for you can be difficult and confusing.
I understand that talking about feelings can be daunting. So it is my priority to offer a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental space where we can talk and explore your thoughts and feelings together.
You may have experienced an event or relationship issue which has left you with feelings of anxiety, depression, loss or any number of feelings that seem overwhelming or unmanageable. You may be experiencing some of these things but have no idea why. Perhaps you are feeling held back by negative or self-critical thoughts or self-talk; or are just really stuck.
Therapy can help you to make sense of things and move towards change. It is an opportunity to get to know and understand yourself better and try different ways of doing things. I will support you to notice how you are feeling now and explore how past experiences or thoughts about the future may be affecting you in the present. I am also interested in how our experiences can be held in our bodies, often resulting in different physical feelings and sensations.
I have experience of working with people with a range of issues including anxiety, self confidence, low self-esteem, change depression, family and relationship issues, loss and bereavement.
I can offer short or longer term counselling depending on your individual needs.
If you are interested in coming to counselling, please get in touch via phone or email so that we can arrange an initial meeting. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions, discuss what you would like to gain through therapy and decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling, Gestalt Centre
- Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic counselling
- Certificate in counselling skills: person centred
- Samaritans Listener
- Art workshop facilitator for people dealing with mental health issues.
- Costume Designer for Theatre in prison and Community Theatre.
I am a Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy).
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
Session are 50 minutes and will be on a weekly basis.