My approach to counselling is integrative with a strong foundation in Person Centred and Experiential therapy. I have also completed trainings in Mindfulness, CBT skills and working with eating disorders.
I aim to help clients to feel valued and heard and I believe a lot can be accomplished by skillful listening and responding to clients. As a result, I rarely give direct advice although I might signpost clients to other sources of help and to psycho-educative and well-being resources.
I am currently working online via Zoom. During the pandemic, I have found this to be a very effective way of working. I usually see clients on a weekly basis for 1 hour per week. Other contractual arrangements can be discussed depending on your needs and my availability.
I am located near Birmingham and due to teaching commitments, I am unable to see clients who are also students at Birmingham City University.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in 2004 and have a Master's degree in Counselling from the University of East Anglia. I am a Senior Accredited member of BACP and have been accredited since 2007. I am also a qualified supervisor and lecturer in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have substantial experience of working with clients aged 18 and over. In particular, I have 11 years' experience of working as a counsellor for university students. I also have experience of working with clients with the following difficulties: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Illness, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic illness
- Educational counselling for university students
- Managing stress at university
- Educational issues - procrastination, anxiety, perfectionism.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- Counselling £50 per hour
- Supervision £50 per hour or £70 for 90 minutes.
I have varying availability during the week. Please contact me to discuss.
I have a counselling contract which I usually send to clients before the first session. We also discuss this contract in the first session before making a decision about continuing to work together. The first session is also when we would agree a regular time to meet online and finalise payment arrangements.