One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem every year, with one in ten suffering anxiety or depression. Talking to a professional counsellor about your thoughts and feelings can help you better understand your problems and enable you to discover ways to cope.
My approach to counselling is person-centred, with an emphasis on empowering you, the client, to explore your emotions at your own pace in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Whether you have a specific issue you would like to address, or what's troubling you seems more vague and nebulous, I am confident that my approach to counselling can offer you helpful insights and solutions.
My counselling experience is broad and varied. As well as having run my own practice for a number of years, I have experience in various healthcare settings, including the NHS and third sector.
My work with the NHS was primarily focused on patients with chronic conditions, such as ME, CFS and fibromyalgia. Elsewhere my work has been extremely wide-ranging, from relationship counselling to addiction and depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Counselling - University of Strathclyde
PG Certificate in Counselling - University of Strathclyde
I am a BACP Registered Member (MBACP), and thus accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Concessions offered for
My standard fee is £45 an hour. However, in order to make counselling accessible to everyone, I offer negotiable rates. I am especially keen to work with anyone who is experiencing financial hardship or is struggling with chronic illness, such as ME/CFS or long Covid.
I am currently working online only. If you are unable to use Zoom or similar software, please get in touch to discuss alternatives.