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Are you struggling or finding some part of your life hard to deal with right now, unable to move forward with your life. Whatever you might be going through having someone to talk can be a much needed healing process. Are you feeling Depressed? or finding it hard to manage and understand your anxiety? Maybe you need a safe space to work through some unresolved Childhood experiences or help with managing behavioural Difficulties such as anger and rage. I can help you to understand and explore whatever it might be that has made you decide to get some support through therapy.
Other areas I can support you with include: managing your Stress levels , feelings of sadness, improving your self esteem. low mood, General Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Shame and anger.
I use an integrative approach to my Counselling practice combining psychodynamic and person-centred philosophies, this means I like to look at how past negative experiences can have an impact on the way you live your life today. Sometimes we can feel like we are stuck in rut and having a safe space to explore how we are feeling can help us to move forward and live a more fulfilled and happy life.
With many years experience working in the substance misuse field I have a passion for supporting people to explore any underlying issues that may be causing excessive alcohol use, overeating or problematic substance use.
I provide a safe and friendly space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions, helping you gain a deeper understanding of who you are.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation, this is an opportunity to help relieve any anxieties you may have around starting therapy, ask any questions and to see if you feel I am the right person to support you. I am a strong believer that the relationship I build with you is the beginning of successful therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I am a Registered Member of the BACP a supporting Professional body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
I have over 10 years experience of working in the health care profession within several organisations providing support with harm reduction and substance use.
I have a good understanding of the 12 step Model.
I have experience of working within the LGBTQ+ community.
I currently work part time in a residential rehabilitation centre, supporting the residents to understand and manage their substance use. Many of the residents I work with have come through the criminal justice system.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£60.00 for each 50 minute session via Zoom
I offer open ended or fixed term sessions. your needs can be discussed during a free informal consultation over the telephone.
When I work
I am currently only offering online sessions via the zoom platform. I live alone so your confidentiality will always be assured.