I am a fully qualified BACP registered Counsellor and have been a health care professional for over 20 years. You will find my approach warm, friendly and down to earth, making it easier for you to experience emotional safety, kindness towards yourself and to explore your concerns in a helpful and constructive way. I use skills and techniques which have been shown to be effective through scientific research, client experience and my own personal practice.
As well as traditional counselling and psychotherapy, I offer specialist help for recovery from trauma. Trauma is the impact on the mind and body of things like divorce, bereavement, bullying, miscarriage, giving birth and redundancy, as well as sexual, physical or emotional abuse. I am an experienced EFT practitioner (a specialist in trauma therapy and phobias) and a specialist breathing physiotherapist. (Trauma impacts the way we breathe, it can result in generalised anxiety and panic attacks. ‘Treating’ breathing can help with anxiety.)
My goal as a therapist
My aim is to support you so that you can find relief, move forwards towards the life that you want and access increasing levels of wellbeing.
I am currently offering sessions via video call or telephone. It's important that you find the right therapist for you so a free 20 min consultation is available - please contact me to arrange.
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Distinction), University of Salford; Adlerian Counselling Certificate, Six units, Bottisham Village College; Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills, Hills Road Sixth Form College; Introduction to Counselling Skills, Hills Road Sixth Form College; Counselling Skills in Palliative Care, Arthur Rank Hospice; Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, APT; Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 3, Advanced Practitioner, with Gwyneth Moss; Emotional Freedom Technique Levels 1-2, with Tania Prince; BSc Hons Physiotherapy, University of Northumbria.
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
£49 per hour.