I fully recognise that deciding that you might need/want to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, but even just looking at this directory is the first step. My role as a counsellor is to support you, and provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
I am an experienced counsellor, who has worked with children and adults both within the public sector and also within a charitable organisation.
As a person centred counsellor, the counselling sessions I offer are client-led, meaning that I will value you throughout the counselling process and that we will work together on the things which you feel are most important. Your counselling sessions will move at a pace which suits you and together we will find a way of working which feels right for you.
My values as a counsellor include warmth, openness, respectfulness and humour, meaning that I work in a friendly, down-to-earth way to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you so that you feel safe to talk about, and explore whatever's going on for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
• Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
• BACP Certificate of Proficiency
• Certificate in Counselling Skills
• Introduction to Counselling Skills
In addition as part of my continuous professional development I regularly attend workshops and training days.
I have an enhanced CRB certificate.
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
Daytimes and early evenings with my final appointment time being 7.00pm