I believe that good counselling lifts some the weight from the client and provides them some respite to safely explore what they are carrying so they can become stronger and take back control of their futures.
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor based in Wellington, Somerset. I offer face to face, virtual and phone counselling to adults that is tailored according to their needs. I have years of experience in helping people with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self esteem, relationship issues, attachment issues, childhood trauma and bullying, self-harm/suicidal thoughts, addictions loss and complex grief.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (MBACP), fully insured and supervised. These measures ensure I am fully compliant with the BACP Ethical Framework for good practise.
I have a full adult and child enhanced DBS checks.
I have been in practice in Somerset since 2018.
I am a retired Police officer and have seen countless numbers of people struggling to keep going whilst trying to deal with the issues life has thrown their way. I believe that the relationship between the client and counsellor is the most important aspect of counselling and no matter how good the counsellor is if the client does not feel safe, held and understood then they will not benefit from counselling.
I create the environment for a therapeutic relationship to flourish in a positive way, this encourages my clients to build trust and allows us to explore issues that they are finding it hard to reveal to others or themselves.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion about counselling and my approach to see if this is the right "fit" for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill 2017)
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill 2020)
- How to do Counselling online (OU 2020)
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor 2020)
- I have been in practice since 2018 and have worked with clients who have brought a wide range of issues and concerns that they have successfully overcome.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial 30 minute session and consultation are free.
Online and Telephone sessions are £40 per 50 minute session with discounted rates for counselling students, key workers and other requests considered.
Online and phone clients must ensure payments are received prior to the session and cancellations with more than 24 hours notice will not be charged.
BACS transfer details will be provided during initial consultation.
Monday 09:00-1900 Tuesday 09:00-19:00 Wednesday 09:00-19:00 Thursday 09:00-12:00 Friday 09:00-19:00 Weekends and evenings availability and terms upon request.
I am now able to offer face to face counselling from my counselling room in Wellington in addition to virtual and phone counselling.
Please feel free to reach out for a free 30 minute consultation to see if counselling is right for you at this time and what I can help you with as your counsellor.