Acknowledging the need for help and then asking for help requires courage. I hope that I respond to any request for help with calm, warmth and empathy, recognising the uniqueness of each individual and their experiences.
For me the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is the major factor in effective therapy. It is also the primary focus of the Person-Centred form of counselling in which I work.
My approach is based upon respect, understanding and confidentiality which combine to create an environment that encourages an individual to talk safely through any difficulties that are causing concern, whiIe empowering him or her to challenge these difficulties and strive for a life free of them.
I work with clients of 16+ years old.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, which means that as a counsellor. I abide by the Code of Ethics upheld by the BACP.
I have a background in Fine Art. I have also worked for many years with the homeless; adults suffering from schizophrenia and depression; young people with special needs; Gypsy and Traveller families.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
In my experience counselling at the University of Chichester and The Sandhurst Counselling Service, I have worked with individuals dealing with a wide range of issues including: trauma; PTSD; anxiety and stress; OCD and panic attacks; depression and isolation; anger; shame; guilt; low self-esteem; sexual identity; addictions; bereavement; loss; illness and pain; life changes; physical, verbal and emotional abuse; anti-social behaviour; racism; interwork relationships; bullying; long term illness; Faith and culture; sexual drive/performance
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
£50 per session