Hi, welcome to my page. I know that reading through all these introductions can be overwhelming. Looking at all the qualifications and types of therapy might mean nothing to you – which must feel frustrating! My advice to you would be to choose the person that you feel a connection to, whether that's because you look at their photo and think they look like someone you could trust or because when you read their profile, you feel a sense of warmth and optimism that you may have found someone to help you!
I say all of this because the most important thing when having counselling in the hope of changing something in your life, feeling happier, or more confident is the quality of your relationship with your counsellor.
I believe in therapy which puts you in the driving seat. I haven’t met you yet so how could I possibly be the expert on your life? My role will be to support you as you explore the difficulties you are experiencing. Being heard and really understood can be truly life changing.
If you’re not sure of the exact reason you are wanting to come to therapy – that’s OK! We will figure it out together.
Whether you want to talk through your problems and tell your story or you prefer more structured support and guidance - I can offer both.
I can support you with talking therapies or using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where we can look at the relationship between thoughts, behaviours, feelings and any physical symptoms you may be experiencing. I will work with you to find more helpful thoughts and behaviours for you to practice. CBT is particularly useful if you are experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, anger, stress and problems with self-esteem. It can give fast and effective results to get you feeling better in a short amount of time. I also really enjoy working creatively, whether that be using arts and crafts or working with metaphor to help you explore complex feelings and experiences!
I am truly passionate about helping people reach their full potential and feel self-confident. Whether you have struggled because of criticism or mistreatment by others or you just want to feel more able to resolve the problems that life throws at you, I would like to work with you.
I am currently offering online video counselling via zoom or telephone counselling to make sure we can keep everyone safe through this dreadful pandemic. Video counselling can be just as effective as face to face and I have undertaken a specific qualification to ensure I can support you in the best possible way. There are many people feeling they need help and feeling alone during this pandemic but you needn't be. I can support you in using the technology so you are able to connect with as little stress as possible - if you are unsure feel free to contact me and we can talk it through.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- NVQ Information, Advice and Guidance
- NVQ Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector
- BA (Hons) 2.1 Social Ethics and Drama
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
Currently I only have availability between 1pm and 4pm. All my evening and morning slots are fully booked