I am a fully qualified counsellor, working by video sessions with adults.
I worked for many years in business, the NHS and charity management, in the UK and abroad, before starting counselling training. I believe it is important to able to combine the theory and practice of counselling with the practical experience of a having worked outside in the 'real world'.
Embarking on counselling is a courageous step for anyone to take. It is often in response to the feeling that you want to step back and take a look at your life and have someone to talk with about what you see.
Counselling provides a relationship that is confidential, safe and non-judgemental, and that exists completely for your benefit. This can be a place which allows you understand yourself better and gives you the confidence to move forward and make decisions about your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Psychology, a BA in Theology & Counselling, and a PG Cert in Mindfulness Studies.
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
Initial Assessment: no charge.
50 min. session: £40.
I can offer sessions during the daytime and evening.