Due to the current Covid-19 situation, I am offering initial meetings and therapy sessions to individuals, online via Zoom or by phone.
I am a fully qualified, accredited, registered and insured counsellor and psychotherapist. In our time together, I provide a warm, non-judgemental and grounded presence, to enable you to feel at ease in a respectful and confidential space.
I offer a light, welcoming and comfortable room in Lutterworth town centre with affordable parking and good road links and bus routes close by.
As a humanistic and integrative therapist, I recognise your individuality in a holistic and positive sense, together with your ability to grow. I also see how acknowledging pain and difficulties from the past allows repair in the present for a more fulfilling life. For foundation, I have faith in the healing therapeutic relationship we can create together.
My aim is to be along side you, to relieve some of that pain together. With exploration, understanding and new perspectives can lead to greater awareness and functioning, both on a personal and interpersonal level.
My work with couples is based on my philosophy for individuals. I believe in an impartial approach, where you can both be seen and heard without judgement. My aim is for you to gain awareness of yourselves in relationship and to understand what is happening between you for a way forward. For equality, I will always work with you together, not individually.
I offer a free initial session, where we can meet and look at your needs. This friendly, no obligation meeting also gives us the opportunity to decide how we can work together for your best interests.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Macclesfield Counselling Training Centre, 2014.
BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP and Coventry University accredited course)
Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, 2010-2013.
Certificate in CBT Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introduction to Counselling
In 2008, I trained with a local organisation to become a volunteer within their mental health department. My role involved one to one work with service users in their home, the community and on a mental health unit.
Gaining my degree at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Nottingham provided personal and professional development through my own extensive clinical hours, supervision and personal therapy, to ensure safe and ethical practice.
Previous work with Mind included a wide range of difficulties, with both male and female clients of a diverse age range; I also practiced for over 5 years within a local organisation, with male survivors of sexual abuse.
In line with my professional requirements, I attend regular supervision to maintain a high level of practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training days on a variety of subjects.
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
Initial Meeting: Free of charge (30 minutes)
Individuals: £45.00 per session (1 hour)
Couples: £60.00 per session (1 hour)
Students in counselling training (with identification): £35.00 per session (1 hour)
Monday to Saturday: I offer a range of appointment times including mornings, afternoons and evenings. A few early morning and late evening sessions are also available.
I work with male and female clients aged 18 and above.
I require 24 hours' notice for a cancellation of your session, if possible. A missed session without any notice may incur the full charge for a session.
There are two short flights of stairs to negotiate to access my therapy room.
Please see my website for further details: www.fortifycounselling.co.uk.