I have always had a desire and a passion to help and support people make the changes that they endeavor to see in their lives. It is this passion that lead me to become a qualified therapist enabling me to support those who have faced challenging circumstances, such as trauma, heartache and relational difficulties.
In my work with clients, I aim to provide a safe space where we can work collaboratively to achieve individual goals and where thoughts and feelings can be explored.
To do this, I offer therapeutic counselling using an Integrative approach (person-centred and psycho-dynamic) which includes empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard (non-judgmental). The aim being to uncover your inner authentic self to enable you to reach your desired outcomes in all areas of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying as a therapist I have provided individual counselling for young people and adults as part of my private practice. Through this I have worked with clients experiencing a range of issues including, depression, anxiety, cultural differences, financial problems, bereavement and relationship difficulties.
I also have copious amounts of experience of working with young people in residential settings supporting them with issues such as, childhood trauma, substance misuse, mental health and social development.
I currently work in a substance misuse setting located in a prison where I provide therapeutic sessions for individuals and groups.
As well as using a integrative approach I use elements of others approaches where appropriate such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment session is £30 for 30 minutes. This is an opportunity to start to explore some of the issues you are experiencing to see how we might work effectively together.
All subsequent session are £50 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes).
I also have some spaces available at a reduced cost for students or those on a lower income.