Are you struggling with a pattern of behaviour or a relationship that you know is harmful, but you can’t seem to move on? Do you think that feeling sad is just who you are, and it can't be changed? Through working with you in a safe, accepting way I can help you gain a fresh perspective on what has been troubling you. Building on this, we can work together to help you make positive, lasting changes to your behaviour and state of mind. This can be on a wide variety of issues, from specific problems such as family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement, stress, and separation and divorce to conditions such as generalised anxiety disorder, depression and panic disorder.
As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches, with my main approach being transactional analysis. Transactional analysis is useful in helping us understand how past experiences can negatively affect us in the present; by using it to work collaboratively, we can develop practical tools and techniques that, going forward, will help you to live your best life.
Training, qualifications & experience
When not working in private practice I am a counsellor in the NHS, where I work with patients with a wide variety of issues.
Before working as a counsellor, I worked in industry and as a college lecturer, and have had both front-line and strategic roles. This means I have an extra appreciation of the issues that can arise from the demands of high-pressure work.
Also, my background in the creative arts means I am especially aware of the issues faced both by people working in the creative industries and those for whom creativity is a central part of their identity.
Aside from the experience listed above, I have a Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £55 per 50 minute session.
- Students: £45 per 50 minute session.
Concessions offered for
I am happy to talk by phone beforehand, and to answer any questions you may have regarding how I can help.
I also offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 25 minutes in which you can meet me to discuss your needs.
I offer private counselling at both locations listed above, and online/phone counselling to all.