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Bereavement and Loss Counsellor

About me

I have 14 years experience as a counsellor within the voluntary sector and in private practice.  Previously, I have worked for Treetops Bereavement service and I have also been Clinical manager for a large counselling organisation.  In the past, I have worked for the Samaritans and Nightline, the university emotional support service.  I offer one-to-one counselling sessions on either a short or long term basis.  Home visits may be arranged by negotiation.  I am a Registered member of the BACP which is accredited under the Professional Standards Authority and I work within the guidelines set by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

About Counselling

Deciding to ask for counselling may feel like a daunting step to take.  I offer a free 15 minute initial phone call as an opportunity for you to get to know a little about me, the way that I work and to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Bereavement and loss is an individual experience that can feel very painful and it can be difficult to see a way forward.  I will work with you to understand the process of grief.  With support, it can be possible to integrate your memories so that you can get to a point where you will be able to adjust to the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 7 PGDip in Psychodynamic Counselling - Leicester University

Diploma in Supervision - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute

15 years Clinical Experience which includes Treetops Hospice Bereavement Service.

I hold a current DBS check.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Daytime and Evening Appointments are available.

Individual appointments -  £50 per session
Initial session - £25

When I work

Daytime and Evening appointments are available from 9am - 7pm.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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In person

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor based in Nottingham and I offer supervision to individuals.

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