I offer short term and open ended counselling to individuals and I am experienced in working with children, young people and adults who have come for counselling for many different reasons.
I'm a member of the B.A.C.P (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also a member of the Children and Young People division of the B.A.C.P.
I work in an integrative way, which means that I will use the approach which fits best with the client, depending on what they have come to counselling for. For example, bereavement counselling will be different from someone wishing to overcome a phobia and counselling children will involve play therapy, so depending on the age and need of the client the counselling will vary.
I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but support you in finding your own way, without judgement and will listen and reflect what is said, giving you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself and your relationships with others. We can work together through personal, psychological or emotional problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Intitute for Arts in Therapy & Education (IATE) Certificate in Therapeutic Play
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Developing Counselling Skills
- City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: (Social Care)
- City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Work with Parents
- A level Psychology
Additional training in Solution Focused Therapy, trauma, child sexual abuse, building resilience, ADHD, domestic abuse, anger therapy, self harm
In my other job role as family support worker I work within social care with families experiencing difficulties, helping support them to make changes during challenging times and I have also been a volunteer counsellor at the SHYPP Project (Supported Housing for Young People Project).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Play therapy for children can start from age 5 and can help young children make sense of difficult emotions, feelings and behaviours.
£35 for 50 minutes
If you are a student, unemployed or are on a low income I would still like to hear from you as I believe that everyone should have access to counselling. I have two concessionary places, subject to availability, for which we can negotiate a reduced price.
If you would like to meet and chat to decide whether you want to come for counselling, feel free to phone or email to make an appointment. This meeting is free and you are under no obligation to book further sessions. I can offer both daytime and evening appointments to suit your availability.