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 for you.
My approach draws from Humanistic / Person-centred 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 work in person, online or by phone, offering counselling to adults for as long as they need.
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 qualified as a counsellor in 2008.
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 10 years working in both private practice and within charity settings.
My experience includes the following areas.....
- Low self -esteem
- Relational difficulties
- Loss of confidence
- Grief and 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 take the next step, 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
- In person/ online/ phone - £50 per 50 minute session
- I offer some lower cost spaces - please check to see if these are available.
- Introductory appointments are offered by phone or online (up to 30 minutes duration) free of charge.
When I work
- In person appointments are offered between 9am-3pm
- Online / phone appointments are offered between 8.30am - 6.30pm