I embrace the ‘person-centred’ approach to Counselling which means that the client directs the process and the client decides the things we talk about. My role as a counsellor is to listen, help, encourage and support. I have experience of working as a counsellor in a range of settings and environments, including the private, public (NHS) and charity sectors.
I have a particular specialism in working with people experiencing anxiety and depression; believing that all instances of depression (or anxiety) are uniquely different and are experienced by people in many different ways. I also have a wealth of experience gained in working environments which I use to work with people experiencing ‘difficulties’ in the workplace such as stress, anxiety, harassment, bullying and losing any semblance of a work/life balance.
I am a calm, friendly and approachable individual, who is adept at listening and putting others at ease. For me counselling is an opportunity for a client to talk, to express their innermost thoughts and feelings; to say things that they may not be able to say in other settings. The counselling environment is a safe and secure place where clients can say precisely what is in their head without the fear of being judged. I allow my clients to set the agenda, to decide the things we talk about (and the things we don’t). I promise not to ask difficult or awkward questions and I always allow the client to move at their own pace, affording them time to get things into perspective, to come to terms with things slowly that may be overwhelming them and to afford them the time and space to consider the range of options ultimately open to them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered BACP member with an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University.
I have a wide and varied experience of working with clients within a range of settings and can apply my skills flexibly to suit the needs of the client.
I am also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and have a wealth of experience working with clients in relation to workplace issues and concerns.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Fees are £50 for 60 mins.
My hours can be flexible to accommodate your needs and I am happy to schedule meetings during the evening.
A free no obligation 15 minute telephone conversation can be arranged to discuss your requirements and to establish whether I can genuinely help and assist you.