I am a fully trained counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work from a private room in the Renaissance Therapy Centre in Harborne.
I hold a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University, and am passionate about my work. I believe that the counselling relationship has the power to help you develop, grow and find your own solutions to your own issues. My role is not to advise or guide you, but to listen carefully and to join you on your journey to becoming a better version of yourself.
Counselling provides a space where you can explore and learn more about yourself, and where you can make changes for the better.
I always work collaboratively with clients, and our first session would be an opportunity to discuss how you want to approach counselling, and what your aims are. If you want to discuss this beforehand, send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Keele University, 2014-15
PGCert Clinical Supervision, Derby University, 2018-2019
Certificate in Working with Couples and Relationships, Gestalt Centre, 2020-ongoing
I have worked with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds in medical, professional and private contexts. I have particular experience working with loss, ilness, chronic pain, disability, stress, assertiveness, relationships and the 'big questions' about the purpose of life and what direction our lives are going in.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My normal face-to-face fee is £50 per 50 minute session, and £45 for an online video-call session.
If you will struggle to pay this I may be able to offer a concessionary rate.