Fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 17 years experience working with adults and adolescents. BACP Accredited and Registered based in Southport. I offer reliable, safe and confidential face to face, online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy.
I regularly attend continuing professional development and have further training in working with trauma and childhood related issues.
I offer shorter term counselling and longer term/open ended psychotherapy which gives time and space to explore deeper rooted issues related to the past.
I use a variety of theories and experience to treat each person individually. The goal being to help you live a happier, calmer and more fulfilling life now and in the future.
Counselling is ultimately about change and this can sometimes be painful and difficult. You will be offered a safe, nurturing environment to help you achieve your goals
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and further specialised training in childhood sexual abuse, trauma and dissociation. I trained and qualified with WPF London/St. Albans who provide a rigorous training, including personal therapy throughout the duration of the course.
I have provider recognition with BUPA to provide counselling and psychotherapy and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
I have over 17 years experience working in the voluntary/charity sector, private practice, GP and PCT work and I am an experienced EAP counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The fee for an initial individual assessment is: £45.00
Ongoing counselling fees are £45 per session. I offer a reduced fee for students, elderly and those on benefits. Each counselling session is 50 minutes.
Couples initial assessment £50.00. Ongoing counselling fees are £55 per 50 minute session.
The fee for the initial assessment/consultation is payable by cash at the beginning of the session or by Bacs 24hrs prior to session.
Weekdays 9am- 5pm some evening and Saturday morning appointments available.
My consulting room in Churchtown provides a quiet, safe and confidential space for you to explore any issues that you may have.
There is a waiting room and free parking outside the clinic.