Thank you for stopping to read my profile and welcome. It is often difficult to take the first steps to seeking support and the chance to talk about issues that you feel you are unable to talk to anyone else about.
I am offering to work with clients in a compassionate and sensitive way, within a safe and confidential space for you as an individual to feel accepted and not judged,
I am an experienced integrative therapist, working primarily in a person-centred way, offering a warm, approachable and confidential space for the you to build a trusting relationship between us that will allow you to be able to talk freely and without judgement about your concerns.
I also draw on several therapeutic approaches to suit the individuals needs, such as Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT) & Transactional Analysis (T/A). I work with individuals and couples and I have considerable experience in working with bereavement and loss, including child bereavement, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, suicide, relationship difficulties, life changes, workplace challenges and living with chronic illness and disability.
What to expect
Counselling will give you the chance to explore issues that you feel you are unable to talk to anyone else about however close they are to you.
My belief is that the relationship between the counsellor is fundamental to successful therapy.
It is essential that you able to connect with your therapist and that you feel safe and secure in knowing that you are able to talk openly.
The next step
During our first session it will be 'A getting to know' opportunity, during this initial 30 minute introductory session you will be able to ask questions and gain some understanding of how counselling may support you. You will know by the end of the session if you want to proceed and we can together talk about some ideas for moving forward.
Getting in Contact
If you feel ready to make contact please call me, text me or email.
Once we have spoken we can arrange a suitable time for you to come along to my practice in Towcester.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists Certificate of Proficiency
CPACB Level 4 Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Working with Couples
Bereavement & loss (CPD)
Bereavement Counsellor at The Hospice of St. Francis, Berkhamsted.
Registered member of BACP( British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists) and adhere to their code of ethics which cab be found at www.bacp.co.uk.
I hold a current enhanced DBS( formally CRB) certificate.
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
Daytime & evening appointments Monday - Friday.