Please note due to COVID-19 I am providing therapy online via Skype or Zoom.
Finding a therapist can be a daunting and overwhelming task and it can be difficult to know what you are looking for. I believe the most important aspect of any therapeutic work is the therapeutic relationship, as this is central to the work that I do.
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, with 15 years’ experience of working in the field of mental health. I have been a qualified counsellor for 5 years and have experience of working therapeutically with a range of presenting difficulties some of which include childhood trauma, bereavement, psychosis, anxiety and psychological distress, in both the NHS and within the charity sector.
When you start therapy, it is important that you work with someone who you feel comfortable and safe with. I aim to foster this environment by providing a non-judgemental and holding space. However, knowing if I am the right therapist for you or not will only be established through having at least one session. Therefore, I offer a free initial session online over Zoom. If we do decide to work together, I aim to provide you with a space where we can think about your difficulties and work through them as best we can together.
I also provide supervision to counsellors, and have over two years supervision experience.
If you are interested in working together then please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email to arrange an initial session. In the initial session we can discuss what you would like to get from therapy and if we will feel we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Pending, due to qualify in 2021)
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology - 2014
MSc Forensic Psychology - 2012
BSc Psychology - 2009
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please note that this is not an exclusive list. If your difficulty is not listed, please contact me and we can discuss if it is possible to work together.
I charge up to £65 per counselling or supervision session. However, fees can be negotiated based on personal circumstances.
I do offer a free initial 15 minute telephone conversation or an inital 50 minute session online via Zoom or Skype.