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
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
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Individuals - £50
When I work
I am available all day on Fridays up to 20.00 hrs
I offer an initial free 20 minute telephone assessment session