I am a BACP Accredited Person Centred Counsellor, Supervisor, EMDR therapist and Couples counsellor with experience of working in education, charities and the NHS with children, young people and adults.
I am Enhanced DBS checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria in 2014, following on from Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Person Centred Counselling and Listening Skills and my degree in Pure and Applied Philosophy
I have completed EMDR Association Accredited Training, Parts 1 to 3, and I undertake ongoing CPD including working with EMDR with dissociative process. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK.
I have experience of working in charities, specialising in bereavement work and trauma, in particular sexualised trauma, and of working in a primary school setting, and Further Education.
I recently left the NHS to work in private practice. My experience within the NHS was working with children and young people, from age 11-25. In this role I completed all mandatory training for this including Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults, and had experience of working with children and young people that had experience of the social care system.
I have completed suicide awareness training.
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £75.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session
I am offer sessions remotely, through video or telephone call.
Integrative counselling sessions including EMDR as an adjunct therapy, costing from £75 for an hour.
Initial consultations are offered lasting up to 30 minutes and are free of charge.
Couples and relationship counselling sessions last 60 minutes and cost £75.
I work for some private health insurance companies including BUPA and Aviva, please contact me for details.
When I work
Daytime face to face, Zoom and telephone sessions available 8-4pm
I have been working as a counsellor for 7 years, and have experience of working with different age groups from the age of 5 upwards.
I have worked in private practice, for charities and also within educational settings and the NHS. I have worked with clients who are experiencing mild, moderate and more severe and complex mental health concerns, with concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexuality and identity, suicidality, trauma and bereavement.
My particular experience is of working with the impact of trauma, in particular sexualised and developmental trauma. I am qualified in EMDR and able to use this as an adjunct therapy to counselling, incorporating techniques for managing overwhelming feelings in order for clients to feel safe in us working together.
I work from a Person Centred Approach, informed by attachment and trauma theory. I offer a supportive, compassionate and reliable space where clients can safely explore their experiences.