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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.  I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with experience of working in GP surgeries, NHS and IAPT  (Improving Access to psychological Therapies) services and private and voluntary sectors. I also work with couples. I offer supervision to other counsellors and counsellors in training.

I use an integrative approach in my practice and use different models and techniques to suit the individual. Seeking therapy is a brave step and it takes a lot of courage to begin the journey of self-awareness. I aim to provide a safe, warm, empathic and confidential service to all my clients to support you through the difficult times. I can also help you to learn effective techniques as recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) to manage stress, anxiety and depression.

I offer long term and short term therapy with a special interest in personal development work.

Alongside my private work, I offer stress management services and psychological well-being sessions for stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, bereavement and loss, confidence and self-esteem, anger and communication.

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Clients I work with:

Adults, Couples, Young people, Older Adults, EAP, Groups, Organisation

How I deliver therapy:

Long-term face-to-face work, short-term face-to-face work, telephone assessments and sessions, time-limited

Training, qualifications & experience


Qualifications:

  • PG Dip in Psychological Wellbeing Interventions
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Counselling in Person-Centred and Gestalt approaches
  • Bereavement Counselling training
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Training:

  • STORM Skills (RISK) Training
  • Essential Supervision Skills
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapy for Older people
  • An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Raising awareness of Longterm Conditions
  • CBT for Insomnia
  • IAPT 3hour Diagnosis Training
  • An Overview of Antidepressant Anxiolytic and Hypnotic medications
  • An overview of Antipsychotic and Mood Stabilisong Medication
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Identifying Problem drinkers and Providing Brief Advice Training
  • Child Protection

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£40 initial assessment

£40 individual sessions

£55 couples sessions

£55 supervision

Morning, daytime and early evening appointments available.

Saturday appointments available 9a.m - 4p.m

When I work

I offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.

Further information

My private office is located just off the High Street in Knowle, Solihull. It is easily accessible from M42 motorway network, approximately 8 minutes from junction 5 (Solihull).

6 Milverton Villas, Wilsons Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0HZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme