I am a mature, fully qualified, accredited and experienced psychotherapist. I provide integrative counselling and trauma therapy. My treatment focus is to help individuals heal, energise and become aware of their inner strengths; I achieve this by providing a neutral, non-judgemental, confidential safe-space, listening to your concerns whilst working collaboratively to customise your treatment plan. We will find the correct therapeutic approach for your recovery, to process and come to terms with your presenting issue. I am committed to forming a good professional, therapeutic relationship as I believe this is the cornerstone of successful treatment. I believe it to be essential to work to Ethical Standards as set by professional accrediting bodies. I have experience in working with diverse presenting issues some of which are:
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Abuse (present and historical)
- Workplace difficulties
- Bereavement and Loss
- Childhood Abuse (Physical, Emotional and Sexual)
- Trauma related presentations
- Excessive Grief
- Traffic Accident
- Witness Trauma
- Still birth and Loss of a Child
Please see my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.Sc. Counselling Psychology 2011 (Keele University)
Qualified EMDR Practitioner training Parts 1, 11 and 111 Europe Accredited Training. (Accredited.)
Counselling for Depression (Nottingham University.)
I undertake regular continuing professional development and supervision in each of my practise modalities.
I originally qualified as psychiatric nurse. I have studied psychotherapy since 2006. My first qualification is in Person Centred /Humanistic counselling. I continued at Keele University, gaining M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology in 2011. Since then I have achieved a qualification in Counselling for Depression at Nottingham University and EMDR training and accreditation with EMDR Europe.
I am registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP.
I am a Member of EMDR UK & Ireland and accredited with EMDR Europe. This therapy is recognised as a psychological therapy for trauma, historical abuse, anxiety, phobia and grief. I am experienced in assessment and treatment of diverse presenting issues. I work within NHS, private practise and voluntary sector organisations specialising in work with young people and survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
EMDR Association UK
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
One hour sessions: £50 - £70 per hour. Weekly sessions depending on treatment plan. This may be structured and time-limited or open-ended, depending on the severity of your presenting issue and your preference.
I am available evenings and week-ends as I understand the difficulty in accessing therapy due to work or childcare. If you have any specific time needs please ask I will try to accommodate.