In these uncertain times around COVID-19 I am continuing to see clients either via video link or telephone until further notice. This is in accordance with the latest government guidelines and the recommendations of the professional bodies I adhere to.
Admittedly it can feel daunting at first to realise/acknowledge that we are struggling and feeling stuck but counselling is a way forward that allows us to regain control over our lives and start on an exciting new journey for the future. It is important that you feel that I am the right person for you so to get started all you need to do is call or email me and I am happy to offer an initial free 15 minute telephone conversation in order to discuss what you hope to get out of counselling and how I can help you going forward.
Whether it is bereavement, anxiety, depression or relationship problems, people come to counselling for many different reasons. The relationship between the two of us is important as it allows trust to develop at a time when the ability to trust is stretched. Therefore I offer a warm and gentle approach within a safe and confidential space to talk about your feelings and worries. I provide the space where you can be heard and understood without the fear of feeling judged.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor with over 15 years of experience offering both short and long-term therapy to adults, couples and young people covering a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. I adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics. I have had many years of experience of working in a wide variety of environments including schools, doctors, a college, a hospice, a well known mental health charity within the NHS and my own private practice.
I am here, not to tell you what to do but to understand how you are feeling and support you in a non-judgemental way as together we explore the problems that you may be facing. This is the first step to a self-awareness and understanding that allows you to make the changes that would make your life feel easier or simply feel better about yourself
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Accredited IPT Counsellor (Interpersonal Psychotherapy)
- Accredited registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- I have worked in the NHS (IAPT) service for many years working with GP referral clients between the ages of 14 - 86 dealing with a wide range of issues
- I have worked in a primary school for several years working with the children between the ages of 5 - 11
- I worked in a College of Further Education working with young people from the ages of 15 and upwards
- I have attended many further training courses including: Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Self Esteem, Couples, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Working with the Inner Child, Understanding Anger, Depression and Mourning, Shame, Family Systems and Transgenerational Trauma and Boarding School Syndrome.
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 for an individual
£65.00 per session for a couple
£60.00 per session for an individual after 6.00 p.m
£75.00 per session for a couple after 6.00 p.m.
I also offer counselling by phone or Skype
Monday - Friday Not weekends