I am a qualified person centred counsellor, and as such I’ll work at your pace, while we work together through the issues which you feel are blocking you, and that you may be struggling with.
My hope is that you will experience the counselling environment as a safe space, which will allow you to open up and talk about everything that is on your mind.
My counselling technique is based on the three main tenants of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. To me these translate as, I will work with you in an open and honest way, that is caring, compassionate and non-judgemental.
I see our relationship as something that is pivotal to us working well together, and I feel the best way to achieve this is to have open and honest communication within the counselling relationship.
I have experience working with clients with numerous issues including; bereavement, breakdown of relationships, issues or questions about sexuality, familial issues, drug and alcohol problems, work problems, historical sexual abuse, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), rape, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and those issues which people feel they cannot move past and allow them to continue living their lives.
I also have a wide range of experience working with LGBTQI clients, and have held counselling positions in a number of LGBTQI organisations.
I am also a registered counsellor with the BACP(British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists ), and as a registered member I am bound by the BACP code of ethics.
I have practised as a counsellor in both Scotland and London.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Studies form the University of Strathclyde
Diploma in Counselling Studies from the University of Strathclyde
Certificate in Couples Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £50.00 to £75.00
Concessions offered for
£50 per session for individual counselling via Zoom, and £60 per session for face to face counselling.
£60 per session for couples and family counselling via Zoom, and £75 per session for face to face counselling.
When I work
Until at least July2021, I can offer online counselling (via Zoom), as well as phone counselling.
I work 6-9pm Mon-Thurs, and 1-5pm on Friday and also on Saturday mornings from 9am - 1pm.
I'm happy to discuss possible concessions in charges for counselling, please contact me via email or phone and we can discuss.