As your counsellor I will aim to offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental and collaborative relationship with you to explore what might be troubling or holding you back.
Sometimes life can be challenging and feel painful. This might be caused by our current circumstances, our relationships, a recent or not so recent loss, or it might be rooted in past difficulties and experiences. Either way, this can show up in overwhelming feelings such as anger, depression, feeling sad, anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, or a general sense of disquiet or dissatisfaction that is difficult to move through.
My Way of Working
I am trained as an Integrative-Relational Counsellor which means I am able to draw on a range of approaches to find a way of working that fits you. Most importantly, I aim to offer you a relationship where you feel safe and supported to explore how you currently feel, which facilitates greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and insight into the roots and patterns behind those difficult feelings, enabling you to move forwards. Counselling doesn't always have to be tough though. Sometimes it can be about the exciting process of discovering more of who you are, and how to live with more energy and joy to fulfil your potential.
I work in person and online, offering both brief (six to twelve weeks) and open-ended therapy. I currently work with adults, aged 18 and above.
I know it’s not easy to make the first step of approaching a counsellor so I offer a fifteen-minute telephone consultation free of charge, and an initial appointment at a reduced rate so we can establish whether we might work well together.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics, requirements for supervision and requirements for continued professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in a GP surgery within the NHS, charitable organisations and private practice. I have worked with issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-confidence, bullying, bereavement, relationship difficulties, gender identity, work related stress and difficult childhood experiences.
I have a BA(hons) degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Kingston College and Middlesex University.
I have undergone additional training in working online.
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 telephone session
I offer an initial free telephone call and a reduced rate initial appointment at £40.00. Subsequent appointments are £50.00
Please contact me to discuss other possible availability.
I offer face to face counselling from spacious well-ventilated rooms or online counselling using Zoom.