I am an experienced relationship therapist and a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As well as my private practice I work in a school supporting families and individuals. I worked for over 4 years with Relate where I worked with couples, families and individuals. I have worked with families in different settings for over 20 years which has given me a great insight into the family and couple relationships.
Counselling allows us to consider the ways we are thinking or feeling in more depth; to look at our problems and find new ways to respond to them. I can help you find a way through difficulties you may be facing and move forward to make the most of your couple and family relationships, past present or future.
As an integrative therapist, I work with a range of skills and techniques from different therapeutic orientations, which means I can adapt my work to suit your needs. I work with individuals, couples, families and young people.
Starting counselling can feel a little overwhelming, so it is important to be able to foster a relationship with your therapist which is safe, and allows you to freely explore your issues in an open and trusting environment. For this reason, my aim is to provide a non-judgemental, confidential space, where you can explore any problems that you are having to deal with in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Relationship Therapy (couples, families and individuals) with the Relate Institute (validated by the University of Hull and accredited by BACP).
I have a degree in Education and have over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher.
I have a certificate in counselling working with children and adolescents.
I work in a supportive/counselling role with primary aged children and families in a school setting.
I have undertaken further training including telephone counselling,
I am committed to maintaining my knowledge and being up to date on new developments in the field, so attend continuing professional development courses and workshops regularly. In addition to my private practice, I work for Relate with individuals, couples and young people.
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 session (50 minutes) £55
Couple/Family therapy session (50 minutes) £60/£70
Young people session (50 minutes) £50
Telephone and Skype sessions also offered.
I adhere to the BACP code of ethics; and my work is regularly supervised. The confidentiality and security of all client information is of upmost importance. My practice is fully insured.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practise). I am also trained and work as a Relate registered therapist offering relationship and family counselling.