Please Note: I currently have limited availability on Tuesdays and Fridays only.
I believe counselling provides the opportunity to share problems, concerns and difficulties in privacy and confidence, with a trained, experienced professional who has the time, skills and objectivity to listen, without judgment or criticism. This includes supporting you to make to your own decisions and helping you to consider the effects and consequences of those choices and actions.
I work together with you to identify personal resources, support and solutions which may be helpful in tackling your difficulties. Where appropriate, we may explore ways to challenge negative thoughts or behaviour and to help build confidence and self esteem.
Although you should feel able to discuss any issue in your therapy, I do have experience and additional training in specialist areas, including what is called "interpersonal and relational trauma".
This area includes post traumatic stress, childhood physical abuse or neglect, male and female childhood sexual abuse, male and female adult sexual assault and rape, male and female domestic abuse.
I have experience with attachment and relationship difficulties as well as sexuality, sexual problems, sexual identity and gender identity issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
AEB/CSCT Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) 1998
AEB/CSCT Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic) 2001
BST Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Ericksonian) 2003
Registered Member British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (RMBACP)
In addition to over 20 years post-qualification experience in private practice, I have also worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, supporting people with a wide variety of psychological and emotional concerns. This includes NHS commissioned counselling services, the mental health charity Mind, domestic abuse services, substance misuse agencies and male sexual abuse and sexual assault services.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
The initial online or telephone meeting together to gather information and discuss your requirements is free of charge.
Following an agreement to work together, there is a basic fee of £45.00 per 60 minute session.
Payment can be made in cash, by bank transfer or PayPal.
Weekly or monthly payment terms can be negotiated at our initial meeting.
Non payment of fees will result in termination of therapy.