Welcome to my page. I am a qualified and BACP registered Person Centred Counsellor. I work from my private practice and I offer a space for you that is met with empathy and warmth. My passion for counselling has evolved from my own experiences and this has given me an insight into how powerful therapy can be when life is at it's most challenging.
I work holistically which means I consider the full range of emotional, mental and physical symptoms of internal conflict and distress. I create a warm welcoming environment for you to speak freely. We can therefore create a therapeutic relationship that enables you to feel heard by me and we can work together to create the conditions required for your healing.
I will enable you to explore your deeper concerns and vulnerabilities in a safe space. I can help you find healthier ways to explore your current path and live life to your full potential. This can mean exploring your emotions, and developing tools and thought patterns that inhibit your capacity to heal. From there, we can work together to enable you to grow confidently into the richness of your life. We can explore your distress, challenges or anxieties and I can walk with you on your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and qualification is FdSc in Person Centred Counselling.
I have a certificate in Introduction to Transactional Analysis and a Continuing Professional Development Certificate in Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
I have extensive experience as a Bereavement Counsellor, working with presenting issues such as grief, loss, anxiety, depression, change, anger and diversity issues such as LGBT and suicide. I have also worked in palliative care supporting terminally ill patients and their families.
I have attended workshops and undertaken training in Mindfulness, Dealing with Suicide and Advance Care Planning and have completed Reiki Level 1.
I have also undertaken training at Place2Be children's charity involving Safeguarding, Creative Therapy such as sandtray work and art therapy.
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
Individual: £40 for 50 minutes
Couples: £55 for 1 hour
Children/families: Fees available on request.
9am - 7pm Monday - Saturday
I have regular supervision and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and I follow their ethical guidelines and code of practice.