Do you need someone to talk to? Are past or present experiences affecting you? Do you feel unable to cope?
I offer a safe secure and confidential space for you to talk and explore your thoughts and feelings without being judged. I aim to support you in dealing with any problems or crisis that you are experiencing. These can be long-standing problems or recent problems. I offer long and short term therapy to individuals, couples and families. I also provide group therapy and counselling via Skype.
We all think, feel and react in different ways and so when seeking therapy it is important to find the right type of therapy for your needs. It's for this reason that I use an integrative approach to therapy. This approach combines various therapeutic methods such as cognitive and behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy and humanistic therapy. By using integrative therapy it allows me to adapt the therapy to apply the appropriate technique to suit your needs and wants.
Areas that I work in
I work with clients who come to therapy for a variety of different issues in their lives. This can include areas such as anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, relationship issues and support with working towards life goals.
Are you looking for help with an addiction? Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery, one that takes tremendous courage and strength. If you're ready to make a change and overcome your addiction I can help support you in gaining back control of your life.
I am a professional qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society who works within their code of ethics. I am also a Trainee Health Psychologist.
Training, qualifications & experience
* BA Psychology and Criminology (Hons)
* MSc Health Psychology
* Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
* Royal College of General Practitioners Certificate in Management of Drug Misuse Part 1
* Certificate in Drugs Awareness for Prisons and Communities
* Level 2 Certificate for Adult Learner Support
* Auricular Accupuncture Training
I frequently attend continuous professional development courses. Recent courses have included:
* Child sexual abuse
* Learning self-acceptance
* Death anxiety
* When words are too much
Alongside working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I am also a clinical volunteer for a children's bereavement charity.
I have full DBS clearance and I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services.
I am a PFOA (Police Firearms Officers Association) approved counsellor
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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 Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Session fee before 5pm £50
* Session fee after 5pm £55
Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Session fee £60
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
For those who find it difficult to travel to see me or prefer counselling in the comfort of their own home I also offer counselling via Skype.
I am able to offer sessions in the evenings and at weekends.