I will offer you a warm, friendly and non-judgemental space to discuss and explore issues you bring to the room. I am an experienced counsellor in Alcohol and Substance abuse interventions including Depression and General Anxiety Disorders. I work with individuals and couples and ensure all the people I work with are treated with dignity and respect at all times
I will support you using Psychodynamic Counselling and/or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). After an assessment of your needs we will explore which style of therapy will suit you. Psychodynamic Counselling will help you understand how your past relates to the present and also how unconscious processes affect your behaviour.
I have spent most of my career working with people suffering from varying degrees of mental health issues including depression and anxiety; and also people with alcohol and substance abuse problems, so I can draw on a vast and varied experience to support you through your journey.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a structured form of therapy that helps dealing with problems by learning how our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and actions are connected, and I will support you in identifying any negative thoughts and feelings that trap you in a vicious cycle.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons. Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- FDSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Couple Therapy for Alcohol Dependence Practitioner Training - Tavistock Relations
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £60
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial free 20 minute telephone assessment session