My aim as your counsellor is to work with you through your difficulties in a non-judgemental, confidential setting, empowering you as we explore whatever it is in life that is troubling you.
My integrative approach means I draw on different strategies to tailor your therapy to your needs. I will not tell you what to do or promise to 'fix' you.
I will be by your side throughout our therapeutic journey together.
I provide a confidential service and abide by the ethical guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I offer online, telephone and in-person therapy and counselling. In-person sessions take place in a room on the ground floor of my property and at my therapy room at Rutland House Counselling and Psychotherapy in Leicester.
When you contact me, I will send you a self-referral form to fill in and return to me, along with a copy of my counselling contract for you to look at. You are under no obligation to agree to therapy at this point.
If your issue is one that I do not work with, then I will do my utmost to direct you to more information or to someone else who might be able to help you.
On receipt of your completed self-referral form, I will contact you to arrange a convenient time for an initial assessment meeting. The self-referral form will be the basis of our assessment session, which will take place online and last for up to 90 minutes. This will give you the chance to experience how I work and to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. The initial assessment costs £50.
If you decide that you want to work with me, then I will ask you to return a signed copy of the contract so that sessions can begin. Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I hold the TA 101 certificate in Transactional Analysis.
I have experience of working therapeutically with adults who have survived trauma and abuse; who are suffering with anxiety and/or depression; low self-confidence and self-esteem; identity issues; terminal health diagnoses; relationship/family issues; stress; bereavement and grief.
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
£50.00 per session
- £60 preliminary assessment (up to 90 minutes)
- £50 per session (50 minutes)
All fees are to be paid before sessions take place - by bank transfer or cash, in blocks of four. This can then be reviewed every four weeks to see if you wish to continue and to ensure that you do not feel pressured to commit to a long-term contract if this is not something that you feel that you need.