Hello, I understand how hard it can be to take the first step and seek counselling and it is imperative you choose the right therapist for you.
You may have an idea around what you want to talk about, or you might just know you want things to be different, and are unsure how to change this. Counselling can help you work out the direction you want to go, and how to start heading there.
Offering a warm, accepting approach whilst creating a safe space to talk. Being able to share your distress with another can help lift its burden, and let you take a fresh look at your challenges.
My role as a Humanistic and Integrative therapist is to help you explore the challenges in your life and the associated feelings. This exploration will develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and personal circumstances.
I work with a wide range of issues, and have a specialist interest and experience in the following areas;
- Relationship issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Anger management
- Emotional/sexual abuse
- Low self-esteem
- Emotional eating
Who I See...
I work with adult clients both on a short term basis (8-10 sessions) and long term (open ended).
I work from a counselling room on the A6 within in Belper town centre. I am based within walking distance of the bus and train station, and there is free parking.
I welcome you to contact me for further information or to book an assessment.
During the assessment we will be able to discuss what you require from therapy and what I can offer you.
I believe we all have our own unique experience in life and I am committed to working with your own individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a First class BSc (Hons) obtained at Sherwood Institute of Psychotherapy, Nottingham.
I am passionate about safe practice and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I have experience working with adults and groups who present with a range of difficulties such as addictions, mental health diagnosis, depression, anxiety, personality disorders as well as bereavement and loss, life limiting illnesses, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties and breakdowns, work issues, low self esteem and sexual abuse.
Along side my private practice I work as a therapist within a mental health charity as well as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit.
My own personal experience of both individual and group therapy gives value to my commitment to my practice.
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
£45 for an individual 50 minute session £75 for couples.
If you decide you would like to see me, then we will arrange an initial no obligation 50 minute consultation at a mutually convenient time. This initial session is £35, and will give you an opportunity to explore what you want from counselling, as well as get an experience of my approach, giving you a feel of what future sessions would be like.
I also offer a concessions rate for students and low income. Please contact me for more details.
My private practice days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a couple of evening slots.