I offer counselling for individuals with a warm, caring approach to problem solving and healing. As an experienced, counsellor, my approach is accepting and non-judgmental, allowing you time and space to be heard, and explore more about yourself, and the issues you are facing - at your own pace; most often bringing about lasting and positive results.
I realise that counselling can seem really daunting, especially if you have not undertaken it before and so please don't hesitate to drop me an email or call with any questions you might have. I also offer a free preliminary session to allow time for both of us to discover if we feel happy about working with each other, so I look forward to hearing from you to make an initial appointment with no ongoing obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor in an integrative-relational approach where the relationship and collaborative approach is paramount in building trust and a safe place to explore next steps and ways forward.
Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
As a supervisor I aim to foster curiosity, encourage relationship, and create a safe enough place for us both to learn, make mistakes, challenge and grow without fear of judgement, where the safety and welfare of clients and the quality of the service they receive is central. If you are looking for a supervisor then please do call me with any questions you may have.
Tutor on the BA Year 3 counselling programme, awarding DipHe at Middlesex University.
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
There is no charge for the first 50 minutes session which gives us both an opportunity to meet, and for you to ask any questions. If you then decide you feel comfortable and we both feel as though we would like to work together then subsequent sessions are charged at a rate of £45.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.