It can be difficult at times to admit that we are feeling vulnerable or simply not coping with life, however it is at these times we may need some support. I am a professional therapist, and aim to provide a secure place where you can feel heard, understood, and accepted without feeling judged and where you can feel supported enough to explore painful and difficult thoughts and feelings.
I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the BACP.
My counselling approach is integrative and person-centred, which means I tailor the way I work to the individual and their particular difficulties. I draw on techniques from a variety of different approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Psycho-dynamic. I believe every person is unique and the answers that they seek already lies within them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 PG Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Cruse Certificate in Bereavement Support
In addition to my private practice, I have worked with MIND (National mental health charity). I was a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care, which is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. I have also worked as a counsellor in the Drug Addiction Treatment Centre, TTP.
I am a member of BACP, and registered on the BACP Register of counsellors & Psychotherapists and I abide by their Ethical Framework.
I am committed to ongoing professional development.
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 fees are: Individuals £50 per 50 minute session.
Couples £60 per 60 minutes session.
I offer reduced rates for counselling students.
I am available most weekdays, evenings and weekends.