Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I hope to answer some of the questions you may have.
I am trained in Therapeutic Counselling and work in a Person Centred way. I have experience and training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ), solution focused therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. My interest in counselling stems from being a mental health nurse for just over 30 years, with many years of experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health related issues.
I have specialised in the field of addiction and mental health for over 20 years. Some of the issues I have worked with include generalised anxiety disorder, depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief, relationship difficulties and of course many other issues that we face in our every day lives. At this specific time of uncertainty of living during a pandemic, you may be experiencing new and different feelings and thoughts which you’d like some help with.
I understand how daunting it may feel when making the decision to seek a counsellor and not knowing who may be the 'right' one? Sometimes that decision may just be a gut feeling?
I would welcome your call or email to ask me anything that may help you to decide if you'd like to make a time to meet.
I work from my home address and offer a comfortable and relaxed environment, but if you prefer either telephone or online therapy I can offer this.
There is no pressure or expectations about having to commit to a further session, perhaps just view our first meeting as an opportunity to see if we both feel we could work together.
I look forward to hearing from you. I will endeavour to respond to your call, text or email as soon as I can. Please feel free to contact me on 07766 995638 or email me by using the contact tab on my profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in hypnotherapy.
Ongoing continuous professional development training and courses.
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
£35 for individuals (50 mins)
£50 for couples (1 hour )
Reduced rates for carers, NHS workers and all blue light services.