I am a person centred counsellor and have experience of offering counselling to both adults and children. I have worked with clients who have had a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem difficulties, work related stress, issues in relation to gender and sexuality alongside clients who have experienced childhood trauma and loss and grief.
I have a passion for working with people whilst creating a safe environment to help clients to process and understand their feelings. I do not view myself as the expert in the therapeutic relationship as I believe that with the right support and therapeutic relationship, the client can understand their difficulties and find their own solutions to the difficulties they are facing.
I am a non- judgemental person, have a warm and caring nature and display empathy. As a counsellor I recognise that everyone has life experiences and my role in the therapy room is to support the client to understand the impact of those experiences in their life currently and work alongside the client on their journey to healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 diploma in Therapeutic counselling
BA hons degree in social work
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
I offer face to face, virtual and telephone counselling.