Is something bothering you, and do you feel it would help to talk to someone about it?
Maybe something has happened that has affected you in a way that you didn’t expect.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, and unable to cope.
Maybe you are interested in talking to someone to explore where you are in your life or why you react as you do.
I would be happy to meet you and talk. This could be for just a few weekly sessions to look at a specific area of difficulty. Or we might meet for a few months or on a longer term basis to gain a deeper understanding of you and your own situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
It was my own experience of receiving therapy that made me interested in becoming a counsellor myself. So I studied for a Postgraduate diploma in Counselling at the University of Birmingham, awarded in 2007, then went on to complete an MA in 2010. Before this I had worked as an archaeologist, and I am still involved in heritage management. I worked as a Counsellor at the NHS Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy Service in Wolverhampton from 2006 to 2011. I have practiced Tai Chi and meditation for many years, and find both very helpful in my work and my life.
My training was in psychodynamic counselling, but I now work in a more integrative style, incorporating other techniques as relevant to the needs of each client.
I am studying for an MA in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapeutic Practice at the Karuna Institute in Devon.
I am an Accredited Registered member of BACP - MBACP (Accred), Register no 48433.
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 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I deal with whatever issues you choose to bring to therapy.
My fees are £45 per 60 minute session. Payment is by cheque or cash at the moment.
I will normally charge you for the session if you miss a session or cancel with less than 24 hours notice.
From 23 March 2020, due to Covid-19 all sessions are online or by phone only.
When it is possible safely to return to face-to-face work, my therapy room is a welcoming space on the top floor of a building shared with other businesses. If stairs are a problem for you I can arrange to see you somewhere else, as there is no lift.