*Please note my practice is currently full but I am able to take enquiries with a view to beginning sessions in mid-September.*
I'm a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also trained to offer counselling online.
I believe deeply in the power of a trusting and confidential relationship, where you feel able to be yourself and say whatever you need to say. I therefore aim to offer an environment where you feel heard, accepted, safe, understood and supported. Sessions are therefore guided by you and what you want to talk about. Together, we can work to find a way forward in the ways that feel right for you.
My own experiences of loss powerfully shape the way I work and I am naturally drawn to working with the pain and grief that life can bring. I have worked with those who have felt overwhelmed, lost, fearful, wearied, angered or deeply saddened, often in relation to painful or traumatic life experiences, such as bereavements or other life events that have had a lasting impact.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have worked with various charitable organisations including two local Mind counselling services. Here I have worked with loss, grief and bereavement, trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression.
I have also offered counselling within a secondary school working with young people.
Prior to my counselling training I worked with rurally isolated older adults assisting them to access services. Here, I witnessed the profound loneliness and many challenges that can be experienced as a part of the ageing process; including the many losses clients experienced. One client in particular stays with me and she is a big part of the reason for my becoming a counsellor.
In what feels like another life, I worked in the equestrian industry as a groom and horse rider and have a BSc(Hons) in Equine Sports Science. I continue to have a love for animals and the outdoors.
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
Loss and grief
Typically, a session will last one hour and is charged at £45. I also offer a limited number of concessions. Please ask if this applies to you.
If you’d like to know more, please feel free to get in touch via email or you may wish to call and leave a message. I offer a free initial phone call to discuss your needs and to give you the chance to ask any questions about the way I work. If you feel you'd like to go ahead with counselling, I will send you clear and easy to follow details about what to do next (depending on whether you choose to work via webcam or telephone).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Concessions offered for
I engage in regular supervision, CPD and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. All my work is fully insured.