I offer one to one sessions across a range of areas and specialise in loss and bereavement, health and long term conditions. I have extensive work experience as a therapist in this field as an accredited counsellor in the NHS and in my own independent practice.
I have had two books published in the area of bereavement and as a qualified and experienced tutor have taught counselling in further education at Diploma level. I also offer low cost counselling to students on Diploma level wishing to meet their therapy requirement.
I have experience of working the area of loss and role change when people face redundancy. I am a qualified and experienced supervisor and offer supervision across health and social care as well as to counselling practioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Counselling,
- Diploma inSupervision,
- M.A in Psychotherapy and Society
- Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Learning for post 16 Education
20 years experience as counsellor in NHS settings, also education and social care settings. Experience as EAP practitioner. I have given freelance training on a range of counselling theory and practice areas.
Experienced as supervisor across health, social care and education.
Specific experience in health and disability.
Also bereavement and loss.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specific experience in long term health conditions, end of life, autism, learning disabilities, carers issues, redundancy and workplace issues.
£30 low cost rate for students, (exceptions also considered) £30-£50 sliding scale for other counselling.
£35-£60 for supervision.
I work from an integrative stance and also bring systemic and psychodynamic perspective to the work I do. I believe that counselling and therapy has to be accessible.