Hello and thank you for taking the time to read about me. I am a friendly, experienced, fully qualified person-centred counsellor. I am committed to working with compassion, sensitivity and warmth to help you feel safe to explore any issue impacting on your life, including a general feeling of unease or dissatisfaction that is hard to name but difficult to live with.
It can feel daunting to start counselling. If this is a new experience, how can you know what to expect? When you are ready to take that first step you can be assured of my full attention and that I will treat you with complete respect - I will not be judging you or pressurising you in any way. You will be given time to take things at your pace and I will listen to you properly - possibly in a way you have not experienced before. In sharing whatever you are able, you may gain a deeper understanding of yourself which helps you find life more satisfying or comfortable. As there is no-one exactly like you, your ways of changing or coping will be unique to you. I will work with you, upholding your individuality and your right to be you.
I have enabled many men and women find their way through a wide range of difficulties including: depression; generalised anxiety disorder; physical and sexual abuse; relationship issues; addictions; ill-health and work related stress.
I work from home in a 300 year old cottage in the tranquil hillside village of Eaton in the Vale of Belvoir. There is ample on-street parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
I am a Registered Member (Registration No. 078050) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Other Qualifications ...
Bachelor of Education (Hons) Degree
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
- £45 per hour for Individuals
- £55 per hour for Couples
- £40 per hour for Counselling Students undertaking Personal Development
Weekday and evening appointments
Working ethically and professionally is important to me. My work is supervised and I regularly update my knowledge and skills.
Please don't hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns you have. If I can't answer immediately, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I offer appointments throughout the day and evening.