I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Ripley, the counselling suite is located on the picturesque and tranquil village green. I offer short and long-term open ended counselling to both women and men.
I conduct the counselling a safe, confidential space, in which to discuss your own unique experience of any issues you have, and through a therapeutic non-judgemental relationship will work with you to bring about change that I believe we are all capable of.
Life can be difficult at times and we can find ourself struggling with feelings and emotions that have a negative impact upon our relationships and lives.I know personally how helpful counselling can be in raising awareness of our choices and responsibilities in life.
In 1998 I lost my central vision which in turn meant I could no longer drive or continue working in my chosen profession. Everything I thought I knew about myself was thrown into turmoil as I struggled to make sense of what had happened. Counselling was not offered to me at the time and I suffered with severe bouts of anxiety and depression. It was not until some years later that I was able to work through the pain of my loss and begin to process all the feelings I had been avoiding and denying.
Finding the right counsellor to work with is very important, with this in mind I am happy to have an initial 20 minute telephone conversation to answer any questions you may have regarding counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.
FdSc. Humanistic Counselling ( University of Greenwich)
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
My fee is £40 per 50 minutes session, payable in cash or by BACs transfer before each session.