Are you feeling overwhelmed by stressful circumstances, anxious, ‘stuck’ or perhaps confused about why you feel the way you do? Sometimes, it can be hard to talk to or feel understood, even by those closest to you, leaving you feeling lost and isolated.
Whatever is causing your unhappiness may be affecting your everyday life and relationships. Talking things through, with a professional counsellor, can make your problems feel like less of a lonely struggle and help you to see how you can live your life more fully, rather than just ‘going through the motions.’
What I can offer you?
I am a warm, open and grounded person. My aim is to offer you a welcoming, empathic and confidential environment, where you will feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings and behaviours freely, without fearing judgement or expectation. It can be a real relief to feel that someone is there for you, to listen, to value you as an individual and to know that you are being heard.
I believe that change starts from within and we will work together, at your pace, to help you explore, untangle and understand your issues and to alleviate your distress. Having the space and time to reflect on your experiences will give you clarity on your situation and develop your self-awareness.
Gaining a stronger sense of yourself and fresh perspectives can increase your confidence and self-trust, enabling you, with my support, to grow and develop positive and lasting ways to feel more contented and fulfilled and to cope more effectively with the challenges that face you now and in the future.
Free Initial Consultation
I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation, which is an opportunity for us to understand how we can best work together and for you to ask me any questions that you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Bereavement Service training St. Christopher's Hospice
- level 2&4 Certificate in Substance Misuse
- Counselling Online a Coronavirus Primer-BACP
- Continued Professional Development.
- Trauma, Expressive Media, Mental Health and Addiction, covid-19 Bereavement Conference 2020.
I have worked with many clients with a range of issues including:
Addiction/Addictive behaviour (for people in recovery), Anxiety , Depression, Bereavement and Loss (including Covid-19 related issues), Identity, Life Transitions, Low self-esteem, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Relationships, Shame & Guilt, Stress, and Trauma.
I worked as a clinician in the NHS for many years and gained valuable experience in supporting people with mental health issues and facilitating emotional well-being.
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