Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress or anything that is affecting your self confidence or self-esteem? Do you feel sad, angry or find you constantly have a knot in your stomach? Do you feel alone, even when surrounded by others or do you suffer from social anxiety?
Emotions and thoughts can become all jumbled up and it feels impossible to know where one starts and another finishes.
Does this sound familiar? Counselling can help. You are in charge of your own future and your choices. I can provide you with a safe space where we can start to untangle that ball of emotions and thoughts and things will become clearer. We don't always want to share how we feel with our loved ones, feeling that they will judge us, they will dislike us or change the way they feel about us.
I am naturally empathetic, warm and genuine. The counselling relationship will be built on trust where we can explore what is going on for you, there will be no judgement and no telling you what to do, you are your own expert in you. It is my role to empower you to trust and believe in yourself.
Since 2019 I have been a volunteer counsellor for a local mental health charity, and will continue to do so as long as I am able to. Mental health support is something I feel very passionate about and being able to talk to a counsellor can help. Anxiety; stress; feeling sad; lonely; depressed or any feeling of unrest - it's OK not to be OK.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and adhere to the BACP code of ethics. My approach as a therapist is flexible depending on what you would like from therapy. I work in an integrative way which means that I incorporate different models of therapy, depending on who I am working with and what they are looking for.
- L2 Counselling skills
- L3 Counselling
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Grief & Bereavement Diploma
- Mindful Mental Health Diploma
- Advanced CBT Diploma
- Anger and Aggression
- Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
- L2 Awareness in Mental Health Problems
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
I offer all new clients a 30 minute initial session, free of charge. It is important that you find the right counsellor for you, and this initial session should help you decide if that is me. If you feel that you would like to proceed we will meet at the same time each week either face to face or online.
Each 50 minutes session is £45.
When I work
Thank you for checking out my profile, I know that this is the first step for you but, it's a really good first step. If you feel you would like to talk to me or meet with me, either face to face or online, please do contact me.