Hi there. I'm a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with people who are finding something in their life difficult to cope with, whether that be feelings of anxiety, depression, the loss of a loved one or something else.
Sometimes things don't work out in our lives as we would have hoped they did.
Perhaps a relationship has come to an end, or you have started feeling very anxious or/and depressed. You might be finding it hard to enjoy your life and feel confused that you feel this way.
You might have lost someone you cared about and feel like it's hard to cope, that there is little to look forward to and that it's unclear what is going on and tough to make sense of things.
I work with clients to help them find their own path through difficult times in their life and reconnect with their true selves. I provide my clients a time and space for themselves that is in a supportive, open and non-judgemental environment.
Together, we can work to explore what is going on in your life, how you are making sense of things and what you need to develop your confidence and ability to respond effectively to whatever challenges you face.
You might be in a difficult place in your life right now, and wondering if counselling is right for you. If you are, I understand that it can be difficult asking for help and trying something unfamiliar. I commend you for taking these first few steps and potentially trying something new.
To help you better understand if counselling is right for you I offer a free initial phone consultation so feel free to contact me by phone or email to find out more about my counselling services.
Thanks and I wish you all the best.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained as a counsellor in Gestalt therapy and I also use elements of mindfulness, CBT, Jungian and transactional analysis in my work.
I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds who have brought a range of issues they have sought to address . These include anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger management, loss and bereavement, traumatic experiences, work issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems and family issues. In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in an NHS GP's surgery and I also worked in the charity sector with the stillbirth and neonatal death charity SANDS.
Check out my blog at:
- Diploma in Gestalt Counselling - The Gestalt Centre
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - The Gestalt Centre
- Bereavement Care Training for Pregnancy, Loss and the Death of a Baby - SANDS
- Understanding loss, grief and bereavement - Child Bereavement UK
- Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks - MindBody Breakthrough
- How to Manage and Run Support Groups - The Loss Foundation
- Models of Grief - The Loss Foundation
- Working therapeutically with Grief - The Loss Foundation
- Working with Traumatic Memories in Grief - The Loss Foundation
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Concessions offered for
£65 per session including for the initial assessment session. Concessionary rate priced slots available for those unemployed or on low income.
When I work
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Some availability Sunday