I am an empathetic listener, here to guide you through life's inevitable ups and downs. My aim is always to be totally honest and I will always listen without judging.
I combine a variety of theoretical approaches to help you move in a very practical way towards a positive and life-affirming outcome, but my work is predominantly person-centred.
Over the years I have worked with many people who find themselves in situations they don't want to be in. Given time, a sympathetic ear and carefully developed strategies, they have made the changes in their lives that have enabled them to live happily and independently.
I am constantly continuing my professional development in a number of areas - these include bereavement, children's wellbeing, suicide, OCD, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, domestic abuse, addiction, LGBT issues and cultural and racial differences.
I can work with you in person, or talk to you on the phone or via doxy.me, a secure telemedicine video link solution
I am confident that with my help, it will be possible for you to overcome your difficulties and move forward with your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a level 4 diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked in both the public and private sectors. I have particular experience of working with children on a whole range of issues, in particular family issues and bereavement, and I am familiar with safeguarding and protection issues.
I am available to help with:
Anxiety and Phobias
Difficulties with Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Medical and Health Concerns
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Gender Identity Support
Grief, Loss, or Bereavement
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
My standard fees start at £35 per hour - but are always negotiable for those whose income is limited or who are experiencing difficulty paying.
I offer an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge.