Sometimes we find we are not living the life we expected to be living and coming to terms with it can feel like an insurmountable task. Or we experience a loss that leaves us feeling utterly devastated, be it temporal like the end of a long-term relationship or permanent like the loss of a parent. Whatever you are going through it is worthy of your attention. To experience is to be human. But in the midst of such experiences we can feel overwhelmed, anxious and alone. We can lose our sense of perspective.
I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I believe in your personal innate ability to find your way forward. You have decided that counselling might be beneficial at this particular time, because you need a skilled professional to help you navigate your life. As a counsellor I am here to help you bring sense to your life. As someone who is skilled in listening I offer you a calm, kind and non-judgemental space to share your story.
Counselling can help you to find a way forward when you don’t feel there is one. Helping you to tap into your own capacity to make sense of who you are, in order for you to make the important changes to live the life you want to lead.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
I am also a qualified Couples Counsellor and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/ which is the first psychological therapists’ register to be accredited by the Department of Health, independently administered and accountable to Parliament.
I am committed to working in an ethical manner and I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework.
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
£45 for a 50 minute individual counselling session
£60 for a 50 minute couples counselling session
Payment is by cash or by bank transfer at the beginning of each session
I run my private practice from my home in Moseley. I have a dedicated separate space for my clients.