Hi, how are you doing?
I am genuinely excited to be offering online counselling at this particularly challenging period in our lives. Meeting online can save us time, hassle, and expense. It may also make counselling available if you would otherwise find it hard to access a physical service.
What we can build together is a protected time in your week.
You can have a time and space to talk, think and feel your way through what is going on for you. Through the welter of events that life is throwing at you. You will hear yourself say out loud what is on your mind and maybe you will return to the rest of your life that bit clearer about things.
This is what I want for you. Your protected time to be yourself and explore what is on your mind.
My experience as a counsellor suggests that this protected time works well for six sessions just as it works for six months. It is entirely about what you need.
Now, it can feel a bit strange to seek out a counselling relationship: but there may be something liberating about talking to me as someone who has no other involvement in your life.
So, your sessions are for you to voice whatever is on your mind. I will listen to you. No judgement. No agenda.
This is your protected time, and it will be a safe space where you can speak in confidence. We will work together to explore your concerns. This is teamwork. We are on the same side, trying to make life better for you.
There are two options to consider.
A time-limited approach with an agreed number of sessions: six or twelve perhaps. You may have a specific focus. A particular issue you want to address. Or maybe not.
A more open-ended arrangement that supports you through times ahead. We will have review points to make sure this is working for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am very fortunate to have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London, the longest running BACP accredited programme in the UK. I passed with Distinction.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£50.00 per session.
Working remotely means that I can be flexible about times for sessions.
There is no escaping the need for admin before our first session. But that is where it belongs: before. I will take you through that when you get in touch.
Experience suggests that where we start may not be that important since where we start is often quickly left behind. Soon, we will have a sense of not only what is going on for you but what else is really going on for you.
My hope for our first session is that you feel heard. Perhaps that you have been understood a little. There may be some rapport. A sense that this process could work for you. That protected time is worth having.
I look forward to meeting you.