I welcome people from all backgrounds to a space where they can feel at ease and have the freedom to explore any aspect of themselves, or life experiences, causing them difficulty or concern.
Building an open and collaborative partnership is central to my work and reflects a respect for individuality whilst valuing each persons ability to know what is right for them.
I provide a warm, accepting and encouraging environment, offering time and space in which there is the opportunity for clarity and understanding to grow. With new awareness comes the possibility for change, enabling confidence in identifying the beginnings of a way forward that feels comfortable.
My approach draws from Person-centred and Humanistic therories and holds the counselling relationship at its heart. This is underpinned by a deep belief in the unique potential of individuals and their abilities to shape their lives.
I have 25 years experience of working with adults and young people. Initially, this was in the education sector and later working with charities supporting people who had experienced domestic abuse. I continue to have an interest in this area of work.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and my work is guided by the ethics and standards recommended by the organisation. I have been a counsellor for 8 years working in both private practice and within charity settings.
Based in Haverhill, I offer counselling to adults on a short or longer term basis.
I have experience in the following areas.....
- Low self -esteem
- Relational difficulties
- Loss of confidence
- Grief / loss
- Life transitions
- Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
- Creative counselling
If you feel comfortable with what you have read and want to get more of a sense of me and what I offer, please make contact, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. After this, if you feel you would like to meet me, we can arrange an initial session. There is no commitment to continue with sessions if you feel we are not a good fit.
All contact will be dealt with in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychodynamic and Person-centred Counselling
- HNC Childhood and Youth Studies
- Certificate in Creative Therapies
- Diploma in Creative Therapies
- Introduction to Safe Trauma Therapy
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Working with Suicide and Self-harm
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Abuse Awareness /Effects on Children
- Group Facilitator Training - Freedom Programme (Domestic abuse)
- Autism Awareness
- Mindfulness and Stress Relief
- Solution Focused Training
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
Face to face / online / telephone £45 per 50 minute session
I offer some lower cost spaces - please check to see if these are available.