ARE YOU FINDING LIFE CHALLENGING?
Feeling anxious, depressed, stressed; struggling to cope with a bereavement or the ending of a relationship; or feeling alone and confused ? Counselling offers a safe, confidential space for you to share your experiences and explore your feelings. Talking can help you challenge existing perspectives, make some changes or set some goals.
My work as a qualified counsellor draws on the quality of the therapeutic alliance to build a trusting relationship where you feel supported and valued. As you explore how events past and present have impacted on your life, we can work together to process difficult emotions, helping you to cope and feel in better control of your life.
Since the relationship between client and therapist is key, it is important to find the right counsellor for you. I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation so that you are free to decide whether we can work together before you commit to counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
In addition to private practice I work as a volunteer counsellor in an NHS Medical Centre. I have also worked counselling primary school children with Place2Be and as a listening volunteer for 3 years with The Samaritans.
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
I am available for sessions during the week, daytime and evenings