A calm space for you to feel supported
*I offer reduced fees for keyworkers and those on low income*
My role as your counsellor is to offer you a safe space and the freedom to talk about your own unique feelings and emotions in a warm, confidential environment. Are you worried about Covid 19? Have you been made redundant or having financial struggles? Due you have feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, maybe overwhelmed with life and your issues?
I am here to listen in a compassionate, non-judgemental manner. We will work together to help you find a way to process, understand and overcome the difficulties you are faced with by focusing on what is important to you and the change that you want to achieve. Your past may influence your present but it does not have to affect your future journey.
When you have a problem or issue you may not feel heard or validated by people in your life. As a result you may feel that no one truly listens to you or feel that you can not talk to anyone about your problems, feel a burden or be embarrassed. I can help you cope with difficult life events on a path of self-discovery.
Children and Young People
I have vast experience of working with children and young people in my previous role as an SEN Teaching Assistance. As a Place 2 Be Volunteer I have supported children with bereavement issues, family issues, anxiety and OCD.
My approach to therapy
As an Integrative Counsellor, the main therapy I use is Carl Rogers person centred approach. This focuses on you, not the problem, with the end goal being for you to be empowered and achieve greater independence. I can also work with a range of counselling skill tools including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic approach, Play Therapy and Mindfulness to meet your needs and facilitate change.
I offer face to face session for 1 hour and the beautiful garden office I work from offers calm and tranquil surroundings. Covid regulations around safety are in place with masks being worn, temperature taken and hand sanitiser available. Appointments can also be by telephone or Zoom. I hold a current DBS.
(Reduced fees for keyworks and those on low income - evidence will be requested. Please ask for price)
Training, qualifications & experience
Having undertaken extensive training I am now a qualified CPCAB Therapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP*). I have volunteered with Place2Be as a children's counsellor and at WEB counselling adults. I regularly undertake CPD courses to maintain and enhance my knowledge and skills to deliver a consistent professional service.
*BACP is an accredited professional body that set standards and codes of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to.
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 2 in Substance Misuse
Diploma in Anger and Aggression Management
Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness
Level 4 Diploma in Child Psychology
Level 4 Diploma in Psychology
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning
COVID 19 - Psychological First Aid
Counselling Online - April 2020
Play Therapy - January 2020
Supporting Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - November 2019
Prevent Training - July 2019
Suicide Prevention for Community Gatekeepers Training - August 2018
Mind Wellness Tools for Anxiety - March 2018
Prevent Training - March 2016
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
Building up a therapeutic relationship is essential to building trust and rapport. I offer a 30 minute free initial consultation without any obligation to answer any questions that you may have.
Ways in which I offer counselling is face to face, telephone and by Zoom. The session is 60 minutes.
£35 per Adult session £25 per Child or Young Person session
£30 per Zoom and Telephone session
£20 Student Counsellor session
Working hours 8am – 8pm Monday – Thursday. Weekend counselling available on request.
It is kindly requested that all fees for online counselling are paid 24 hours in advance by bank transfer.
Limited concessionary places are available.
Full payment is due if you cancel 24hours or less before your appointment.