I am a qualified, integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. If you are looking for a safe place to explore your feelings and face the challenges you are experiencing, I offer a non judgemental setting, enabling you to speak confidentially in a supported environment. Contemplating therapy can be daunting, however, I will endeavour to make you feel at ease and allow you the space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
I work online and recently resumed individual, face to face sessions.
Therapy can be short term (typically 6/8 sessions), longer term; 8- 24 or open ended. See my website for introductory FREE Meet and Greet sessions.
The initial appointment will be an assessment; this is carried out to ascertain some background and explore your presenting issues. This is also an opportunity to see whether counselling would be an appropriate intervention and if we could work together. If this is established, we will then meet once a week at allocated time, convenient to both parties. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration; I work as an integrative therapist; my way of practicing means I have a grounding in one theory but incorporate skills and interventions from other approaches enabling me to meet individual client needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- B A Honours Counselling - Integrative Therapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
- Complex Bereavement (NHS Psychological Support Service)
- Offender Mentoring (Mosaic)
- Mind Ed - Working with Children and Young People (NHS)
- How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (Open University)
- This list is not exhaustive
- Numerous CPD conferences and workshops
As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework which requires me to participate in continuing professional development courses and engage in clinical supervision.
I currently work in an acute NHS setting, for community education and wellbeing project and teach on a counselling course. I am a partner counsellor for a charity whose ethos is to empower women and manage my private practice and mentoring service.
I have also worked in a prison setting with youth offenders, with a mental health charity, in further/higher education and as a counsellor, mentor and clinical placement coordinator.
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
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 £65.00
Free initial online session
FREE Meet and Greet sessions are available
Initial assessment (Zoom only) - £35
Sessions via zoom - £50
Sessions face to face - £65
*Discount for Block Bookings*
Please note: Full session fee will be charged if less than 24 hours cancellation notice is given.
I try to be as flexible as possible offering early morning, day, evening and weekend appointments
I specialise in self esteem/self worth and confidence issues. I have also worked extensively with complex bereavement
I provide a mentoring service for trainee counsellors, please see my website for information and prices.