My specialism is trauma from childhood, but I also work with a whole range of issues that can make daily life problematic. My practice is person-centred, but work in a trauma informed way with specific issues. I use creative materials when clients find expressing in words difficult. I also offer clinical supervision for qualified counsellors, counselling students and other professionals allied therapeutically.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered counsellor, and for the past 12 years my main focus has been working with adults struggling with trauma from childhood experiences. I have particular interest in, and completed much of my update training around the neurological effects, and body experiencing from childhood trauma.
I have been supervising and mentoring for the past eight years alongside my counselling practice. I recently upgraded my supervisory qualifications by completing an accredited diploma in clinical supervision. I see this as an important step in the increasingly changing supervisory world.
Whilst person-centred training underpins my work, I follow trauma-informed practice in specific circumstances. I also work creatively using miniatures and artwork when clients struggle with expressing themselves with words.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£40 per hour (negotiable for students and trainee counsellors)
When I work
Monday and Tuesday mornings or afternoons are Online or Telephone only.
Wednesday and Thursday can be in-person/online/phone depending on your preference.
Although my base is person centred I recognise that each client, as an individual, may need my focus in a different way. Some clients find it easier to work with imagery and metaphor, others like explanations for why their bodies and minds respond in a particular way. I like to adapt and respond to the needs of my clients, recognising everything they bring has a place in the present and has a history. Together we can explore these things to help make sense of them.
I offer face-to-face counselling from my home office (on first floor).