My goal as counsellor is to help people lead happier, healthier lives by enabling them to find solutions to the particular challenges they face. I have experience in a number of therapy services over the 20 years I have been a counsellor. It would be my privilege to come alongside you.
I firmly believe that there are times when we all need support, especially as we face major life decisions or transitions. If you choose to meet with me, our work will be based on collaboration - I am here to help you set and achieve your own goals based on your hopes and concerns – and focused on strengths - I will assist you in identifying your strengths and the resources available to help you achieve your goals.
Type of clients
Much of my work focuses on individuals suffering emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, and trauma. I am also willing to address other questions or struggles related to an individual’s emotional, spiritual or relational goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications & Experience
I have worked as a counsellor both in the UK and the US since 1998. I have a Diploma in Counselling from Nottingham University and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, Illinois, USA. I am a Member of the BACP. I have been formally trained as an Emotion Focused Therapist (EFT) and am registered with The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (http://www.iceeft.com/index.php/find-a-therapist).
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
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individual and Couples.
We will discuss fees in our first session, however, I reduce my fees for the unwaged and those on low incomes or benefits. Please do not be embarrassed to discuss options with me so we can ensure you access the help you are looking for.
I am a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and perform my work within a clear ethical and professional framework which I will outline at our first meeting. As required by the BACP, I attend regular professional supervision for my work and adhere to the BACP ethical framework (http://www.bacp.co.uk). I am also committed to my own professional and personal development so that I continue to enhance the service I provide.