I am a BACP Registered Psychotherapist and Applied Child Psychologist who provides short and long-term counselling. I have ten years' experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy in the NHS and the third sector. I work in private practice in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and Leicester. I am able to offer in person and online appointments.
As an integrative practitioner, I am trained in using a number of therapeutic modalities to suit each individual's therapeutic needs. The therapeutic modalities I use include: Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness. The premise of my work involves building a therapeutic alliance in a safe space, to explore the underlying concerns, which in turn can empower an individual towards effective change and an improved sense of well being.
I offer therapy for a range of psychological difficulties including: depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, the effects of trauma and abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement, substance misuse and domestic violence. I also provide support for individuals wishing to focus on personal development.
How to get started?
Commencing therapy and finding the right therapist can be daunting. I am aim to respond to your message within 24 hours of receiving it. Please feel free to telephone me so that we can have a brief, no obligation, conversation about what you would like to get out of counselling and ask any questions about the counselling process. We can then make a decision about whether we can work together before you commit to regular on-going counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Higher Masters in Applied Psychology (Counselling)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc (hons) Psychology
- ACT for Adolescents
- Trauma Recovery Model Practitioner
- CBT & Counselling with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Clients
- Adolescent Issues for Teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome
- Single Session Integrated CBT
- Bereavement and Loss
- Understanding and Working with Personality Disorder
- Trauma Focused CBT
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
As a registered member of the BACP and a graduate member of the BPS, I am bound by their ethical frameworks. I am committed to Continued Professional Development and have monthly supervision.
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
Individual Counselling Session (60 minutes) - £70
I am able to offer concessions for those on a limited income.
Weekday appointments available. Some evening appointments available in Leicester.
My practice is based in two areas:
The Willows Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, is based on the first floor. It is easily accessible by car, bus and train.
The consulting room in Leicester is easily access by car and bus. It is based on the ground floor, providing easy access for people with disabilities and wheelchair users. There is limited on-site parking but plenty of on-street parking available in close proximity.