Anxiety, depression, fear, anger, guilt, stress, poor self esteem/confidence, unhappy, low mood, isolated, unable to cope.
These are just some of the ways that your problems in life you may going through now or in the past, may impact on you. We all can struggle at times and experience periods of change which can have different meanings to each of us and how we deal with them. Sometimes it can be difficult and overwhelming and we can get stuck unable to find a way forward.
Sharing your issues in a safe space will allow time for you to be listened to and truly be yourself. I encourage a working partnership to help you find your way forward; so that your past or present experiences don’t continue to impact, allowing you to move on with your life.
As we and our experiences are all unique I tailor your therapy to you, drawing from different counselling practices, models and therapeutic tools so you can get the most benefit. If you feel this is the right time for you and I may be the right counsellor for you then I invite you join me; you do not have to do this alone.
“Alone we do can so little, together we can so much” (Helen Keller)
Training, qualifications & experience
Over five years counselling through private practice and working with Harbour Counselling Services, CHAS, local community organisations and SCDT; providing individual counselling on a one to one basis to adults and young people (16 yrs +). I also facilitate group counselling and support groups. Prior to this I was involved in the helping profession for over 14 years; working directly with people and families in a variety of settings.
Extensive experience dealing with mental health, abuse, trauma, relationship issues, loss, bereavement (including loss of child), long term health issues and terminal illness.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
- Adult Mental Health First Aid
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Alcohol Interventions Training
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
Terminal illness Bereavement/loss of child
Please contact me by telephone or email if you have any queries or if you wish to arrange an initial consultation. This gives you the opportunity to decide if counselling is for you and if you are comfortable working with me.
- Initial consultation by phone (30 mins) Free
- Individual Sessions £40 - (1 hour)
Payments can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque and block bookings also accepted.
My practice is protected by professional indemnity insurance. I ask that we both sign a contract which outlines the responsibilities of both parties throughout our work. I am also registered with the ICO under the Date Protection Act 2018.