I am a Person-Centred Integrative Therapist driven by my interest in the diverse human experience of ‘life’. My practice focuses deeply on the concept of the journey towards reaching one's full potential. Mindfulness Based Practice informs my therapeutic work and plays an important role on a personal level.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I aspire to follow and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I attend regular Clinical Supervision.
Please view the areas of counselling I deal with, these are not exhaustive, only a guideline. In honesty, I simply do not believe in ticking every box to attract clients.
Our initial discussion will offer the opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable enough to work with me. From a Person Centered perspective, the therapeutic relationship predominantly defines the therapeutic process. The development of this relationship, unlike others you might have experienced, will enable you to openly voice real thoughts and feelings. The journey towards one's own potential is enhanced when you feel safe, heard and not judged - I truly aspire to offer this environment to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centered Integrative) - 2016.
I have been in private practice for 3 years.
I am currently working towards my Human Givens Diploma.
Samaritans: Listening Volunteer - 3 years
Cruse Bereavement: Bereavement Support Volunteer - 2 Years
MIND: Volunteer Counsellor - 2 Years
Action for Aspergers: Counsellor - 1 Year
Phoenix Counselling Practice: 2 Years (currently)
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
I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation.
Individual In Person Counselling = £40.00 per hour
Online Counselling = £35.00 per hour
Telephone Counselling = £35.00 per hour
Online/telephone counselling offered for low income (evidence required) = £25.00 per hour
Counselling is offered, short or long term dependent on your needs.
I feel it's important for private counselling to be financially accessible and therefore aim to keep my fees as low as possible.