I am a fully trained person-centred therapist qualified at degree level, a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I believe that life challenges us all at some time in different ways and at differing times of our lives. We need to find space to explore feelings in a safe, calm environment. To be heard without judgement enables and facilitates us finding our way forward by making sense of and understanding ourselves. We are all unique and one size does not fit all. I believe I can offer you that safe environment to explore, to enable you to grow and find a way forward for you. I am approachable and aim to work with you to make sense of your life.
I am able to offer daytime appointments with weekend and evening flexibility.
My practice is based in Rugby, Warwickshire in a quiet location just outside of the town centre with free available parking. My therapy room is based on the ground floor and has wheelchair accessibility.
I offer counselling for adults around the following areas, whilst being aware that it can be difficult or uncomfortable to name the issues that cause concern.
- Anger management
- Burn out
- Childhood issues
- Domestic Abuse
- General counselling
- Health related issues
- Identity problems
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship difficulties
- Work related issues
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy University of Warwick, OCN Level 2 Counselling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Cruse Bereavment Care course regarding children's grief, Domestic Abuse Awareness & Risk Assessment Training, Women Using Violence and Abuse in Intimate Relationships-Respect training, Freedom Programme for Professionals Workshop, Understanding Substance Misuse-Recovery Partnership, Working with Children and Young People in Counselling-Place2Be
Alongside my private practice I work for a charity counselling survivors of domestic abuse. I have worked in charity settings and also have experience of working in an occupational health setting, mental health service, and also with survivors of abuse in all its forms.
I have a background in the NHS as a registered nurse most recently having worked with children, young people and their families who have had various challenges that have impacted their relationships and patterns of relating.
I also have experience of working with anxiety, stress, depression, loss, challenging interpersonal relationships, low self-confidence and self-worth.
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
Initial meeting to enable us to meet to discuss your needs and for you to decide if you want to begin therapy; 30 minutes - £30
Individual one to one sessions; 50 minutes - £45
For students in training a reduced rate; please contact me for further information
Payment details; cash, cheque at the start of the session or bank transfer prior to the session.