Due to the lockdown restrictions, I have adapted my way of counselling and am offering online and telephone sessions.
Life is particularly difficult right now with the added challenges of the coronavirus: we may feel stressed, anxious, depressed with very little control of our lives. Our thoughts become overwhelming, leaving us feeling disconnected, isolated and lonely. In this state of mind, it can be difficult to ask for help, particularly from the people closest to us.
I am a resourceful and optimistic Counsellor and I truly believe that small changes in the way we think can make big differences to the way we feel.
It can be really helpful to talk about your struggles; to hear your thoughts out loud, in private, with a professional; someone who is caring, accepting and responsive without being emotionally involved. It might not be possible to change everything but sometimes small changes in the way we think can make big differences to the way we feel.
As an experienced Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples and teenagers. Whatever is troubling you, my aim is to help untangle the knot, decide what changes are possible and clear a path to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
If you're unsure about the counselling process or making a commitment, I'd be happy to walk you through it either by email, phone or online, so please don't be nervous about getting in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor. I have worked in various settings: as mental health professional for a charity, as lead counsellor in a large GP practice and student counsellor within primary, secondary and university settings.
Over the years I've gained extensive experience of mental health issues, from children suffering stress and anxiety to eating disorders or dysfunctional family lives. My work with adults covers individuals and couples experiencing relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety. I have experience working with cancer diagnosis and treatment. I have worked with post traumatic stress and all the related issues that accompany it.
I practice mindfulness and offer it to clients either as pre-therapy or as part of a counselling session.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
At the moment I'm offering online and telephone sessions at £40 for individuals and £50 for couples.