Events and experiences in our lives can cause us to become disconnected from our true nature resulting in confusion, anxiety and loss of confidence. We may feel that we are helpless to change our lot and / or that we are ill equipped to cope with seemingly insurmountable problems.
My therapeutic work is based on the belief that the establishment of a trusting relationship is of primary importance. If this foundation is in place then it is possible for significant and positive changes to occur in terms of well being and quality of life.
Once a trusting, mutually respectful relationship is established the environment then feels safe enough for the exploration of ways in which old, limiting habits and beliefs can be addressed and ultimately changed.
My approach is Integrative, primarily Person Centred but incorporating Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic aspects as appropriate
I work within the British Association Code of Ethics and Practice which ensures confidentiality and respect for my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Senior Registered Counselor, UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor and hold qualifications in Further and Adult Teaching, Group Facilitation, Supervision and Critical Incident Debriefing
My work as a counselor started in 1984 as a volunteer with a Youth Counseling Agency. From 1990 to 2004 I worked at a College of Further Education as a counselor and tutor. During these years I developed and taught the college counseling course programme from Introductory to Diploma level
Since then I have worked in private practice as a counselor, supervisor and trainer
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Counselling (per one hour session)
Individuals - £50.00
Couples - £55.00
Supervision - £55.00
I offer reduced rates for students in training
10.30 to 8.30 Wednesday to Friday
My counselling rooms are located in Old Town, Swindon. Easily accessible and with nearby parking available