I specialise in working with those living with conditions such as ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. I am also able to help those suffering from Long-Covid, particularly those dealing with exhaustion & issues with energy levels.
My own personal experience of ME/CFS helps me to really understand the daily struggles. I can help you to understand what’s going on, support and help you to feel more in control, and more sure of where you are or where you would like to be.
You may not want to bring your health problems to counselling, but maybe you would feel more comfortable with someone who does understand that side of things. I am able to offer more flexibility & I understand that there may be times when showing up for a session is too much.
I believe it's important that we are able to find what works for us - there's no 'one cap fits all' attitude when it comes to personal & mental health. We are all different and we respond to things in our own way. I can help you to find what works for you, and together we can identify how you are able to move forward.
I offer the first session over the phone for free, and it usually lasts for around 20 minutes. This can help you to decide if I’m the right counsellor for you, and how you would like me to help you.
Although I specialise in ME/CFS, I am experienced in supporting people with a variety of mental health issues, including: experiencing stress; anxiety; depression; relationship issues; bereavement; loneliness; self-esteem issues and low confidence.
I have extensive experience of working within education supporting both young people & adults, as a teacher, tutor & counsellor. Alongside my private practice, I also work part time as a counsellor within a local FE college. Additionally, I have worked within an NHS setting, supporting a variety of people of all ages with different mental health issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). They have a professional code of ethics that I work from to ensure best practice.
For my counselling training I have completed:
- Online & Telephone Counselling (Certificate)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award – Introduction to Counselling Skills
- L2 Certificate Mental Health Awareness
I also hold:
- Degree (BSc. Hons) in Psychology & Sociology (2:1)
- PGCE: Primary Education (With QTS).
- L3 Assessor Award & L4 Learning & Development (IQA)
- Btec Health & Social Care
**I am currently completing a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice to further my interest in research around ME/CFS & to help raise awareness of these conditions.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Counselling Sessions are £45 & last for 50 minutes.
Please see website for prices of additional services.
**Limited space available for week day online counselling. Please get in touch to find out more.