Life is full of challenges and this may be a particularly difficult time and you're not sure where to turn. I will provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions and consider any changes you might like to make in your life to improve your wellbeing.
I work with adults aged 18+ presenting with a range of issues including stress, low self esteem, abuse (physical, sexual, emotional and bullying), bereavement and loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, personal and family issues, work related issues and reduced confidence.
The first session is for you to talk about what brings you to counselling and what you would like to gain from our time together. I will ask questions to gather information and you can ask me questions about the process and any concerns you may have.
Counselling might feel daunting and you may not know what to expect. After the first session you may wish to take some time to think about whether this is right for you and to decide if you would like to work with me. You are under no obligation to book additional sessions.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you feel that I may be able to help you please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and BACP Registered Counsellor. I qualified in 2007 as a Person Centred Counsellor and have worked in various organisations offering support and counselling, as well as some group work.
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
I offer sessions in the evenings and at weekends and can see clients face to face, online (zoom) or talk over the telephone.