About me

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

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50 per session for individual counselling

£70 per session for couples and family counselling

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I'm happy to discuss possible concessions in charges for counselling, please contact me via email or phone and we can discuss.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Until at least early 2021, I can offer online counselling (via Zoom), as well as phone counselling.

I work weekday evenings from 6-9pm and also on Saturday mornings from 9am - 1pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Supervision

For me, the relationship is key if supervision is to work, and therefore I like the sessions to be as collaborative as possible.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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