I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work within their code of ethics. My practice is based in the village of Barnt Green with parking directly outside and easy access from local transport.
I have worked in public sector and private organisations for a number of years and have been in private practice since 2005, providing individual counselling and therapy for a range of difficulties. These include depression and anxiety, loss and bereavement, infertility, relationship issues, separation and divorce, a deep sense of sadness or unrest, loss of confidence, difficulties in feeling close or connected to others, adoption related issues, work related issues as well as difficulties associated with illness and injury. This is not an exhaustive list and each person's situation is an individual one.
Deciding to see a counsellor can feel like a very big step and there may be a range of feelings around that. Making that first contact can provide an opportunity to find out a little more and to talk about whether counselling might be right for you at this stage.
Counselling and therapy provides an opportunity to explore your own individual situation, what your experience means to you, and your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment and, if necessary, to look at ways to change old patterns of behaviour that may be preventing you from moving forward. It is an opportunity to understand yourself more and to begin to create some change.
If you would like to know more about the way I work please read through my website and contact me by email or telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Academic and professional qualifications are set out below;
Batchelor of Science Degree (BSc.) and CQSW - University of Bath 1985
Certificate in Counselling Theory - Westhill College 1996
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Birmingham 2005
Masters Degree in Counselling (MA) - University of Birmingham 2009
Certificate in Supervision approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS approved certificate in clinical supervision)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adoption related issues
Daytime and evening appointments are available. Please contact to discuss