"Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace within the storm. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
I have a particular interest in mental health and well-being because of dealing with my own feelings of unhappiness, emptiness and anxiety.
My work both as a person-centred counsellor and mindfulness practitioner is deeply rooted in my own practice of mindfulness meditation and compassion; and the belief that we all have an innate ability to find our way back to well-being.
Whilst I bring my own expertise as a person-centred counsellor, I believe that you do too - the expertise of your own life and what it is like to be you (i.e. your thoughts, feelings and experiences) . As such I will not be able to tell you what to do, neither will I analyse you or give you advice. Instead I will bring my skills, experience and therapeutic understanding to help you.
I will also be able to integrate some simple mindfulness and compassion practices to our sessions if you wish to explore how meditation could help you build your resilience.
To find out more about my approach, please visit my website and feel free to get in touch for an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a mindfulness practitioner with Bangor University in 2009 and qualified as a person-centred counsellor in 2010 with a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Strathclyde.
I am committed to both my personal and professional development. My capacity for compassion and insight are the result of years of meditation and my inner work. I regularly attend retreats, events and workshops; all of which continues to deepen my understanding of what it means to be human.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee for individuals is £45 per hour. If we haven’t worked together before, I offer a reduced rate of £30 for an initial one hour appointment.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Daytime and evening appointments available
Mindfulness and compassion training can help you:
- Cope better with stress, anxiety, depression, pain, chronic illness
- Develop calmness, clarity and resilience
- Regain control of your "inner critic" and become kinder to yourself
- Improve relationships
- Increase confidence and hope
- Live life for today and enjoy life more.