Counselling can help when you feel like no-one else understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense to you; or when you no longer feel in control of how you feel. Sometimes we just need someone who will really listen to us and treat us with respect and without judgement.
As a qualified Counsellor I can offer you professional help for all kinds of emotional distress and assist you in leading a more fulfilling life with more satisfying relationships.
We can’t always choose what happens to us or how other people behave towards us, but we can change our perception of life's events and our role in society, and become more aware of our own patterns and behaviour.
I believe that we all have the inner resources to heal, change and grow. But in various ways we can silence that inner voice that holds the answers and guides us to the right solution. I take the time to reconnect you to that quiet inner voice, the real you; to provide you with a deeper understanding of who you are so you can find your own way forward in a way that is right for you. This experience and process can enable you to feel more accepting of yourself as a person of worth.
I work to see your world through your eyes and to value and respect you as an individual without judgement. My aim is for you to feel safe and trusting enough to feel able to be who you are without limitations or censorship. I will work in a nurturing and supportive way, enabling you to come to a clearer understanding of what you want and accepting what you decide is right for you.
Sessions can be difficult and uncomfortable at times as exploring the depths of ourselves can be painful, but also rewarding and enlightening. They reflect the challenges of life and may help towards using those challenges in a constructive and positive way. We will work at a pace that feels comfortable for you at all times.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling
Advanced training in Working with Couples endorsed by CORST (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
I continue my development by regularly attending workshops and courses.
As well as seeing clients privately I also work with a youth counselling agency. I have counselled adult clients through a mental health charity and young people at a school.
I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues from various depression and anxiety related conditions, relationship difficulties and family issues, anger, self-harm and loss of various kinds including divorce and separation, bereavement and loss of identity, for example.
I have experience of working in both short term and longer term approaches with adults 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
Sessions for individuals last 50 minutes and cost £55.