Hi. I am delighted that you have taken the time to look at my profile In more detail. I recognise that it can be challenging to find a suitable counsellor so I have provided some information about myself in order to assist you in making this decision:
I am a Person Centred trained counsellor which means I view you as the expert with regards to your own experiences. I believe that you are capable of fulfilling your own potential for growth and therapeutic change. My role is to provide a safe environment where you can explore thoughts and feelings unconditionally without fear of rejection or being judged. I work hard to create a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel valued and heard.
I am also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy. This approach focuses on helping you become more aware of your emotions and encourages you to express them in the safety of your therapy sessions. Learning how to regulate our emotions can be very empowering and therapeutic.
I also offer Couple Counselling. Many couples have relationship problems when they have experienced emotional disconnection with their partner. This can often lead to struggles with negative cycles of criticism and anger. The aim of couple therapy is to help couples overcome these negative cycles, re-establish their connection, and strengthen their emotional bond.
I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I abide by the code of ethics and professional practice standards and complaints procedures of BACP.
As a result of Coronavirus Pandemic I am only offering to take on clients using Face Time, Zoom or telephone. If you would like to discuss any of the above methods of counselling please contact me and I will be happy to provide more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have a BSc Psychology (Hons) from Derby University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Strathclyde University
- Emotion Focused Therapy (Level 1, 2 and 3)
- Couple Counselling
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Counselling: £40 per hour
Coupling Counselling: £50 per hour
Concessions offered for
Monday to Friday - morning, afternoon and evenings sessions available. Saturday morning and afternoon sessions also available.
I cover many issues for clients however my main area of interest is Perinatal Mental Health. I work with both women and men who have experienced various symptoms during or after the birth of a child. Symptoms vary from person to person but the most common signs are:low mood for long periods of time, anxiety, lack of motivation, irritability, sleep deprivation and isolation. It is not just the individual that can be affected by Perinatal mental health. Untreated perinatal mental illnesses can have a detrimental affect on the mental and physical health of their children, partners and significant others. If you think you could be experiencing any of these symptoms then feel free to contact me to explore how I could help you work through some of your issues.