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LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY and we can feel isolated and alone. I would like to help you find a way through whatever is troubling you, for you to discover new perspectives and strategies to find wholeness in life again.
I work with adults of all ages who come with many different issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, eating disorders, family issues, feeling sad, generalized anxiety disorder, relationship issues and bereavement.
My approach to counselling is integrative which means I draw on several different counselling approaches to match what I think will help best in any given situation.
I will offer you a calm, confidential space online or within my home in Oakhill to give you time to explore your thoughts and feelings on any aspect of life. Together we will gently explore these feelings, to gain understanding and through that help you find answers. I will not judge you or be shocked at whatever you feel you would like to talk about.
I know for some this journey of discovery will be achieved in a few weeks and for some, the journey may be longer so I am happy to offer you short or long-term therapy to suit your needs.
I can also work with you as a couple, helping you to understand your patterns of relating to one another.
We may, depending on your needs, work on setting a joint relationship vision, enhancing your communication skills and developing your conflict resolution skills as well as looking at how to heal from past or current hurts.
I do not take sides but aim to listen to both of you equally. I will not judge you or be shocked at what you feel you would like to talk about.
I realize that it can take a lot of courage to pick up the phone to ask for help but would encourage you to try and not continue struggling alone. Please text me, email me or phone me now to arrange a time to talk to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I continue to develop myself professionally and have supervision adhering to the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (Level 7)
- Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
- Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Advanced Diploma (PC - L5)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST- L3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK - L2)
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
£65.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial meeting on Zoom or the phone of up to 20 minutes for us to see whether we feel we could work together.
After this initial meeting:
for individuals, I offer my work at a rate of £65 for a session lasting an hour;
for couples, I offer my work at a rate of £100 for an hour or £140 for 1.5 hours.
A limited number of concessions are offered for student counsellors.
When I work
Face to face sessions are offered between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.30 pm. Zoom sessions are offered between 9.30 am and 7.30 pm.
I am a short walk from the 174 bus route that currently operates between the towns of Wells, Shepton Mallet, and Bath.
I offer evening appointments as well as those in the daytime.