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Sometimes life can be painful. Maybe you are feeling sad, experiencing anxiety or depression, or feeling worthless, empty or numb? Maybe you don't really know what's wrong but just that "something's not right"? Perhaps relationships don't seem to work out well at the moment or there are family difficulties? Maybe painful experiences from the past such as emotional abuse, neglect or bullying are having an impact on your life now? In counselling I offer a relationship which is warm, non-judgemental, respectful and where you feel safe for us to explore what might be troubling or holding you back.
I approach our work together with warmth, gentleness and compassion, working at a pace which is right for you. While counselling can be tough, the experience of discovering more about yourself, developing self-understanding and acceptance, and growing in to who you were supposed to be can be deeply rewarding.
I have experience in working with gender identity and sexuality, and I am part of the LGBTQ+ community.
I work in person and online, offering both brief (six to twelve weeks) and open-ended therapy.
How to get in touch
If you'd like to explore whether or not we will work well together, I offer a free twenty minute introductory phone call, with no obligation to continue if it does not feel right. I’d love to hear from you.
How my approach can help you
I am Integrative-Relational Counsellor which means I draw on a range of approaches to find a way of working that fits you. The safe supportive relationship I offer aims to enable you to explore how you feel right now, as well as facilitating greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and insight into your development and the roots and patterns behind those difficult feelings or relationships. This enables you to move forwards.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have experience within the NHS, charitable organisations and private practice.
- I have a BA(hons) degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Kingston College and Middlesex University.
- I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their standards of ethics.
- I have undergone additional training in working online.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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 telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial free telephone call and a reduced rate initial appointment at £45.00. Subsequent appointments are between £50 and £65 depending on your circumstances and affordability.
When I work
Please contact me to discuss other possible availability.
I offer face to face counselling from spacious well-ventilated rooms or online counselling using Zoom.