Welcome to my profile. Whatever has brought you here, you have taken the first step in seeking support.
Starting counselling may feel daunting and nerve-wracking and it is important that you feel safe to tell your story. With this in mind, I offer a non-judgemental, warm, confidential space in which you can reflect and explore the issues that are troubling you. This is now available online.
People come to therapy for a number of reasons; some may wish to explore feelings of anxiety, low-mood, relationship difficulties, depression and low self-esteem, whilst others may wish to better understand themselves and why they think, feel and behave as they do. Past experiences, current events or simply day-to-day living may also present a challenge and lead to a sense of unhappiness or unease.
To help you decide if the counselling I provide is right for you, I will briefly outline what I offer. As an integrative therapist, I favour the person-centred approach, which means that our sessions are client-led in an environment that encourages empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard. I seek to understand your difficulties from your point of view, at your pace, and where together we can consider ways to help you through your current difficulties.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and my practice is informed by its Ethical Framework and Professional Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling from the University of Roehampton and many hours counselling experience. To maintain a high standard of practice, I receive regular supervision and am committed to ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
An initial telephone assessment, offered free of charge and with no obligation, will allow us to discuss your requirements in more detail and decide whether we would like to work together.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
If you would like to proceed the fee will be £50 per session. A reduced fee may be considered for those who are in genuine financial difficulty.
Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm