My specialism is trauma from childhood, but I also work with a whole range of issues that can make daily life problematic. Alongside my counselling practice I offer supervision for students and other professionals allied therapeutically.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered counsellor, and for the past 11 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 six years alongside my counselling practice.
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 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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£40 per hour (negotiable for students and trainee counsellors)
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.