I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and provide a friendly, warm, confidential, and accepting environment to enable you to work through the things that may be troubling you. This could be depression, bereavement, anxiety, abuse, addictions, sexual abuse, eating disorders, grief, loss, stress, trauma, low self esteem, redundancy or relationship issues.
I work as an integrative counsellor and my base is the Person-Centred approach. The approach is based on the belief that we all have the capacity to grow and change and move forward in our life. My aim is to offer a safe, warm and accepting environment, in which you can explore your experiences, gaining insight & understanding of yourself.
I also work as an EMDR therapist, the mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during REM sleep. EMDR utilises this natural procession order to successfully treat Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems, such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, phobias, sleep problems, complicated grief, additions, pain relief. EMDR offers a way of processing painful memories without re-traumatising or reliving the event.
I offer long term counselling as well as short term solution focused counselling, if you need further information about counselling or have any questions about either types of counselling please feel free call me or email me and I will be happy to talk it through with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and at Nottingham University. I have completed Relate training and my supervision training was an endorsed BACP course. The training was provided by trainers from Metanoia Institute in London
EMDR Training with the EMDR Academy
I have also had extensive training in the following areas
Depression & Anxiety
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Mental Health Issues
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Fostering and Adoption
Personality Disorder Awareness
Grief & Loss
I have extensive experience working with adults and young people, at various organisations including working for an NHS service for over 10 years, Victim Support, Nottingham Rape Crisis, The Topaz Centre, the Carers Federation and within my own private practice.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework for good practice in counselling. I am fully insured with professional liability insurance.
I provide Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) work for various companies
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual abuse and child abuse
£60.00 per session
Counselling & EMDR - individuals
£60.00 per session (50 mins)
Supervision - £60.00 per session (£60.00)
Home Visits - For those unable to travel. Please note that for home visits we require a suitable quiet space where we can work together in privacy without interruptions. Please email me for Fee details.
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Are you looking for a collaborative and supportive approach to developing both yourself and your practice?
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor and appreciate the value of helping individuals emerge as the therapist they are, building on their lived experience and theoretical background.
I offer clinical supervision to both experienced therapists and trainees. I have worked as a clinical supervisor within the NHS. I also provide group supervision.
I seek to work collaboratively with you as a therapist and help you to become all that you aspire to be as a counsellor and / or psychotherapist. We can create a bespoke way of working together that supports your changing needs as a therapist. Whether you work privately or as part of an organisation my aim is to support you so that you can work in a way that meets your clients needs.
I aim to support you in your work as a therapist and help you reflect on your individual client work, your overall therapeutic practice and your continuing professional development. I offer a supportive environment to allow you the space to review your caseload and your own reactions to your work with clients.
We can explore together
- Your challenges and dilemmas
- How you feel about your client work and how the work leaves you feeling
- Individual Cases, how you feel you are progressing with them
- Your own personal development, if your feeling stuck or conflicted professional and need support in knowing what your next step may be.