Welcome, I am a professionally trained, experienced Integrative Counsellor, together we can explore whatever difficulties you are encountering. My counselling room is situated in a rural setting, surrounded by fields, and will provide a safe place for you to come and share your thoughts and feelings.
Sometimes life is difficult, we experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, negative feelings, wondering where to turn. Counselling can help, enabling feelings, thoughts, experiences to be shared confidentially and our voice to be heard.
As human beings we all need security and significance and when these needs are not met it affects how we think about ourselves and others. Counselling provides an opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, within a safe place; knowing you will be listened to and accepted in a non-judgemental way. It also gives an opportunity to explore issues with a companion who will support you on the journey.
I am a qualified counsellor, a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am on the BACP Register. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor, drawing from Humanistic and Psychodynamic modalities. My approach is relational, as I believe that relationship is fundamental to our well-being, and that our early relationships with caregivers, affect all other relationships.
Therefore, I think that our past informs our present, and who we are today is formed by our life experiences and the choices we have made. I am particularly interested in ‘Attachment’ and how this has shaped us. I seek to encourage self-awareness and autonomy, believing that every person is unique and valuable, and has within them, the ability to change.
This is free and provides an opportunity for you to experience how counselling works as together we explore the reasons for your coming and identify your goals. From this you will be able to make a choice as to whether you wish to go further and if so information will be given about future sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling - Newman University
CPCAB Accredited Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
ONC Integrative Counselling Level 3
Continued professional development in Trauma and Sexual Abuse, Shame, Anxiety, PTSD, Creative Workshop, Relationships, Genograms, Suicide, Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, Sandtray, Attachment.
I have been working as a counsellor for the past few years with different counselling agencies. My experience has been with people of different ages and with a variety of issues including self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship issues, suicide, separation.
Previously I worked for 16 years for a young people's charity working alongside disaffected young people (11-25 year olds), offering guidance and support. Working with many agencies (Social Services, Probation, Education, Benefits, Mental Health, Police). This experience has proved invaluable, enabling me to see life through many different perspectives.
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
The first session is free.
I can offer short and long term work, dependent on individual needs.
Each session lasts for 50 mins.
£40 per 50 min session.
Concessions for students.
Concessions offered for
Day and evenings and some weekend appointments on request.
I offer day and evening appointments.
I am based in Aldwincle, allowing easy access to Thrapston, Raunds, Rushden, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Oundle and surrounding villages, via A605, A45, A14, and A6116.
I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance and have regular monthly supervision as per the requirements of BACP.