Hi, I am offering video calling sessions via Zoom and face to face appointments. Thank you.
Life can be difficult at times for all of us and if you’re reading this, my guess is that you’re struggling with something at the moment. I understand that beginning this journey may not always be easy and the first step can often be the most difficult. I will offer you support and empathy in a warm, friendly and caring environment. Well done for taking that first step and thank you for looking at my details.
I will work with you to explore your feelings and how your experiences shape your thoughts and actions. I hope you will gain a better understanding of what makes you, you. I will help you to find ways to reach your own solutions and relief from your distress and emotional discomfort. There may also be times when I could simply be that listening, non judgemental, confidential ear that you just don't have elsewhere.
I have 16 years experience in counselling and have helped and supported many people over the years with various difficulties such as:
- Addictions – drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc
- Abuse - sexual, physical and emotional
- Relationship issues - break-downs, betrayals, affairs, separation and divorce
- Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts
- Low self-esteem and low self-confidence
- Family issues
- Sexual identity
- Crisis management – for those times when you feel everything is crashing down on you
I offer an initial assessment during which time we will discuss your needs and decide if we think we can work together (if I am unable to help, I will point you in the right direction). I understand it is often difficult to take that first step and if you are unsure whether you want or need counselling please contact me for a no-obligation discussion. Please leave details if the phone is on answer phone. I aim to make things as easy and as relaxed as possible. I look forward to listening.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
HE Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling
HE Certificate in Counselling Studies
Trained Couples Counsellor
Trained Substance Misuse Counsellor
16 years experience working within the Counselling field
BACP – registered member
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
An investment of £60 per individual per session is asked and £80 per couple per session please
I am offering video calling sessions via Zoom and a limited number of face to face appointments. Thank you.
What is counselling & psychotherapy?
Counselling and psychotherapy are basically the same - treatment and support for people who are experiencing emotional and/or mental health problems. Often called "talking therapies" as they rely on treatment through psychological means and not by medical interventions. Therapy enables people to process feelings and look at them from different perspectives. During your counselling sessions, you’ll be encouraged to express your feelings and emotions. By discussing your concerns with you, I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems. It can be very empowering to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution. I look forward to listening.
What I can offer
I have over 16 years experience working therapeutically with people
I am trained to degree level and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
I offer both brief therapy, ie, upto 12 sessions and open-ended contracts. We will discuss this during our first appointment and agree which would best suit your current needs
I offer daytime and evening appointments
I work with individuals and couples
I work in a comfortable setting close to Leicester City centre