Welcome. I am a professionally qualified, registered counsellor & supervisor with over 18 years practice experience. I currently work as a Person Centred Counsellor within the NHS and run a small private practice from home.
I offer a safe, calm, authentic space in which your therapeutic needs can be explored and worked with together at your own pace.
What can I expect?
Once you have decided to make contact with me by either telephone, text or email, I will get back to you via your preferred method of contact. I will return contact within a 24 hour period, Monday to Friday.
We can have an informal, confidential chat (this is of no cost) to see how best to proceed in order to meet your needs. If appropriate, we can then arrange an initial meeting together either in person, online or via telephone consultation.
What will happen at my first appointment with you?
I will meet with you either at my home where I have a dedicated space specifically for counselling sessions to take place, or I will contact you at the appointed time via your preferred platform. We will have up to an hour together to explore your needs and to get a sense of each other.
During the session we can talk about how best to proceed and book the next session if appropriate.
How many sessions will I need?
This will vary depending upon the work required and adapted accordingly to your requirements. Regular review of our work together will take place to ensure the appropriate amount of sessions are used and is effective.
Feel free to arrange an initial, no obligation meeting in which we can get a sense of each other with a view to working together & moving closer to your therapeutic aims.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Staff Nurse. I have previously worked within Rape, Violence & Abuse Counselling Services.
I jointly managed the initial setting up and delivery of the Bereavement Counselling Service within Palliative Care at the James Paget University Hospital.
I am currently employed within the Sandra Chapman Centre, JPH providing a Counselling Service for patients with issues relating to their cancer diagnosis. I provide Staff Supervision also.
- DipHE Nursing
- HNC Counselling
- HND Counselling
- ONC in Supervision
Continued Practise Development:
- Child Abuse
- Rape & Abuse
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Solution focused Therapy
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer counselling therapy to people working in the entertainment industry also.
Concessions offered for
- Free -Initial (up to 20 minute) telephone consultation
- £30 -Initial 1 hour consultation fee
- £45- Per hour Counselling session
- £45- Per hour Supervision session
Please note: Payment is required on the same day as counselling session
I offer flexible daytime appointments Monday-Friday as well as evening counselling or supervision sessions up until 7pm.
Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.