At this time of social distancing, I offer telephone or video appointments. As a fully qualified and experienced Gestalt counsellor, I am interested in how your current thinking and behaviour are affected by the environment in which you grew up and now live. in the midst of change and chaos, its vital to keep connected to the things that give you life, I can help with this.
People tell me I am good at helping to clarify and manage fuzzy, confusing thoughts and feelings. Together we will use interesting and creative ways to explore whatever is bothering you at your own pace. I am experienced at working with people affected by addiction
Counselling helped me to rediscover my identity and direction after significant changes and losses. I love it when clients find purpose in their lives as they flourish and grow in new ways.
At our no obligation first appointment we will make a clear ongoing plan. A few sessions can make a big difference and I am also happy to work with you for longer.
I also offer supervision to both trainee and experienced counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling ( Nottingham University 2010)
Accredited member of BACP since 2013
Supervisor of other counsellors since 2016
I have more than 10 years experience of working as a counsellor and manager substance misuse services. I supervise a large team of volunteer counsellors.
I am also experienced at working with people affected by other people's substance misuse.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for many years, especially with people recovering from anxiety and depression resulting from abusive or traumatic relationships. I am experienced at working with people with dissociative processes.
I have significant experience of working with people affected by addictions and other diagnosed mental health conditions. I have also worked extensively with people recovering from the impact of abusive or traumatic relationships.
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)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour payable at the session or by bank transfer
When I work
I am able to offer some appointments outside normal working hours
I work from my own quiet, peaceful accessible rooms with safe off road parking. There are no pets about.