*UPDATE* I feel fortunate that I am able to continue supporting my clients via online video counselling sessions throughout this incredibly challenging period - please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Hi and welcome - I'd like to tell you a bit about me, so you can decide if I sound like the right counsellor for you.
I have a gentle demeanour that, I am told, exudes calm to those around me, together with a warmth and sincerity that allows me to build meaningful relationships and provide the foundation for you to begin your healing process.
I have worked in a number of different environments, counselling adults, young people and couples in agency settings, schools and private practice. My approach is integrative which means I pull on a variety of resources, depending on what my client's needs are.
There are a couple of areas in which I have a special interest -
ANXIETY (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
A subject that is very close to my own heart and one that I am passionate about. Do you worry about seemingly trivial issues that feel so much bigger to you? Do you wish that you had an 'off button'? Do racing thoughts cloud your head and keep you awake at night? Anxiety can be utterly debilitating and often feels that it takes over everything - I can work with you to look at what's happening in your life and help you achieve that sense of calm and clarity of thought that anxiety clouds.
Often so difficult to recognise and it can be only after leaving a relationship in which you have experienced control and emotional abuse that you understand the effect on your emotional wellbeing. You may be left feeling ashamed, confused, anxious, have low self-esteem, feel angry and lost. If this sounds like you, please don't struggle on alone. I would love to work with you to help you regain confidence and control in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- MindEd programme for counselling children and young People
- Training in Relationship Counselling
- CRUSE Awareness in bereavement counselling
- Understanding the neuroscience of sexualised trauma
- Attachment theory workshop
- Certified Rewind Trauma Therapy practitioner (IARRT)
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.
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
£45 per session for individuals