Hello, welcome. Thank you for looking at my page... I’m an experienced therapist based in Nottingham, close to the city centre.
We all face times when life feels too much... and at the moment that's a pretty universal feeling. I am able to offer face to face appointments but also continuing some sessions via Zoom or telephone.
People consider therapy for all sorts of reasons. You might be in crisis and feel you've got to "do something". You may have been aware for a long time that there's something you need to look at. Perhaps you're depressed, lacking energy or just feeling that life just feels as if there’s something missing, that there's not much pleasure or joy? You may be suffering from too much stress or anxiety, you may feel it's hopeless... seeking help isn't a sign of weakness. In reality it takes courage to seek out therapy and to do the work which can help you find a way forward.
I offer short or long term therapy depending upon your needs. We can discuss that together when we first meet.
Adjustments as lockdown restrictions change
I am now offering face to face appointments at my office on Gregory Boulevard. There will, no doubt, be a need to practice social distancing for some time to come but my office and the building are suitable for us to be able to do that. Foxhall Lodge have carried out a full risk assessment and put appropriate provisions in place including installing screens in reception, extra cleaning, hand sanitiser, etc.
For many people this period of enforced isolation will have brought up some challenges, maybe made you face up to some things which previously you may have been able to ignore, or possibly you're a frontline worker and some of what you've experienced has been distressing and possibly even traumatising. Whatever the reason many more people may be looking for counselling and support as they work through things.
You may have a specific ‘issue’ you want to work through – for instance, anger problems, depression, anxiety, a bereavement or relationship difficulty. Please feel free to contact me to find out if I can help with your particular problem or difficulty.
The range of difficulties people come to see me about are as varied as the people I’ve worked with. No problem is too big, nor too small. If it is impacting on your ability to enjoy life, then it's worth spending time to try and change it.
It can feel daunting to find a therapist. Firstly you’ve made the decision to try counselling and then you begin the journey of finding the right counsellor for you. Research indicates that a good relationship with your counsellor is the most important aspect of therapy. So it’s important you look for someone you think you can work with and feel comfortable with.
I can offer a free telephone call prior to arranging an appointment if that would suit you, where we can discuss what your difficulties are and what you are hoping for from therapy. I am also happy to take email contacts if that feels better for you.
I can provide both short and long term therapy. We will discuss your needs at the initial therapy session and come to an agreement about what is best for you. No-one need attend for any more sessions than they feel is appropriate.
I offer therapy in a compassionate, caring and client-focused way. I work with people to help them gain understanding and to find more helpful and considered ways to manage their difficulties. There is no magic wand in therapy – it does take hard work but I will be that compassionate ally as you work through things.
I have worked with individuals or groups experiencing difficulties for over 14 years. I trained initially at the University of Nottingham as a Humanistic Therapist and have subsequently gained experience in a variety of different specialist areas and therapy models. I am accredited with BACP, the main therapist governing body.
I work with individuals and couples. I also provide supervision for therapists, either individually or groups.
I offer a professional but friendly service in a confidential environment in which you can explore your difficulties. I provide counselling with an emphasis on supporting you to a greater understanding of yourself and your problems and enabling you to find solutions and ways to cope.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
- PG Certificate in Trauma Studies
- PG Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision
- Diploma in Counselling Practice
- COSRT Certificate in Couples Therapy:
- The Fundamentals of Working with Couples
- Dealing with Affairs
- Meeting Couple's Needs
- Sex, Arousal & Ageing
- Couple's & Conflict
- Communication & Difference
Training in working online, remotely or by telephone
Over 10 years experience in the fields of
- depression & anxiety (IAPT)
- childhood abuse & sexual violence
- work related stress
- relationship difficulties
- Experience in working on a helpline
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
My fee is based on a sliding scale of £50 to £60 per session (based on your income).
Couples therapy is £75 per one hour session
Supervision fees are £55 for one hour and £82.50 for 1.5 hours
Payment can be made by BACS bank transfer or in cash
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
As well as being an experienced therapist and supervisor I am also experienced in group work and delivering training.
I have facilitated or delivered training in the following:
- groups for survivors of abuse
- mindfulness groups
- working with childhood abuse
- volunteers training in listening skills
- vicarious trauma & self-care
- careers development
Please visit my training website for more information on current training & CPD workshops.