If you’re struggling with something in your life that’s causing you pain or making you feel uncomfortable, talking about it can help. In an ideal world, we do this with friends or family. Sometimes that doesn’t feel safe. Everyone seems to have their own agenda or we fear that they will judge us and think of us differently, if we dare to be truly open about our thoughts and feelings.
I provide a safe, confidential, regular space for you to explore the feelings and concerns that are causing difficulty in your life. This space is filled with compassion, caring and warmth. Most people experience a great relief in sharing their worries and fears with someone they can trust.
Our work together will support you in finding your own insights and empower you to be able to trust yourself and make your own decisions.
I am currently working online using video by Zoom
If you feel ready, let’s get started and work together to make positive changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Code of Practice and Ethics.
I hold a Higher Professional Diploma (Distinction) in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP Accredited).
I currently work, for 3 days a week, managing a bereavement counselling charity, offering 12 weekly sessions, focussing on the individual's experience of loss and grief.
Previously, I worked in a counselling service within a children's centre setting, mainly with parents, dealing with all kinds of issues, including post natal depression, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, relationships, relocation and migration, terminal illness, job loss and bereavement
I have completed many hours of additional training in various issues, including sexual abuse, bereavement, post natal depression, Mindfulness skills, compassionate focused therapy, attachment difficulties, post traumatic stress disorder.
I have a Diploma in Autogenic training, accredited by the British Autogenic Society and have been teaching this well researched self-help technique for stress and stress related illnesses and difficulties since 2001. In 2018 I was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the British Autogenic Society
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
For individual in-office or video online therapy as well as 'walk and talk' in local setting
£50 per 50 minute session.
For Autogenic Training -
Individual Course - £55 for pre-course assessment session with no obligation to take the course, then £495 for course consisting of 9 hourly sessions
Group Course - £55 for pre-course individual assessment session with no obligation to take the course, then £295 for course consisting of 9 up to 90 minute sessions in small groups (no larger than 8)
When I work
I am taking enquiries for daytime sessions on Mondays and Fridays and evenings on Wednesdays and Thursdays
I have 15 years experience as a personal trainer in the fitness industry and have professional insurance for this aspect of my work also. This will provide peace of mind for clients who participate in my 'walk and talk' therapy sessions. I am able to work safely to enhance my clients' physical well-being as well as their emotional, while we 'walk and talk' in the fresh air, in nature in a local park setting