I am an experienced child and adult Counsellor who will provide you with the opportunity to talk and explore your problems in a safe, confidential setting.
I offer a compassionate and very human response so that you can be real about your problems and together we will move forward. In conjunction with the traditional talking therapy, I can incorporate many creative elements into my practise; these creative approaches are immediately engaging and you don't feel the pressures of always 'having to talk'.
I work in an Integrative way which means I tailor my counselling to each individual using several distinct models of counselling including person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic counselling. I pride myself on being warm, accepting and welcoming which will immediately help you to feel relaxed with the ability to quickly develop a trusting relationship with me. I am particularly skilled and experienced in working with adolescents and I feel they respond to me very easily.
My hope is that our relationship will develop into a comfortable yet professional place where you can be yourself and actually enjoy your counselling and feel that I am genuine in wanting to help you to make your own choices about your life and concerns.
I am fully registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). BACP status ensures a commitment to high standards, enabling the public to have confidence that the therapist works ethically, is trained and fully qualified.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Degree in Therapeutic Counselling
- CBT Level 4
- Relational Play with children
- Certificate in Child Protection
- Certificate in Education
- 9 years experience teaching counselling skills courses
- 5 years experience working with primary school children and families
- 3 years experience working with college students and adolescents
- 5 years experience working with adults with mental health issues
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
30 minute initial consultation £25, further sessions £40 - 55 minutes (couples and families £50)
Student counsellors/children under 18 £35
Evening and weekend appointments available
Home visits may be possible dependant on circumstances
Drop me an email or text/ring if you would like to find out more before booking an initial appointment.