I believe that everyone has the capacity to change but I also understand how difficult and overwhelming this can feel. I offer you a safe, secure and non-judgmental space in which you can be heard and felt to be seen. I use a unique blend of therapy and coaching which will not only help you to make sense of the experiences in your life which have led you to where you are now, but just as importantly, help you to move forward with your new clarity and understanding.
It is through the therapeutic relationship that healthy, long-lasting change occurs, and I put a lot of emphasis on the relationship for this reason. I work in a non-directive way, I am not here to ‘fix you’ but instead to listen to you and be with you, on your journey of healing. I describe my approach as integrative and relational.
I offer a free 30 minute session where you can explain what it is you are hoping to get from counselling and I can talk to you in more detail about what I offer and explain the counselling process itself. It is important that you feel I am right for you and you are under no obligation to take up any offer of counselling if you don't feel we are the right fit.
I am located near Belmont park and I see clients face to face in my counselling room which I have created to be a safe and healing space. Please note my room is not wheelchair accessible as it is up two flights of stairs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Adv Dip Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
- Level 3 certificate in Integrative Counselling
- EMCC Accredited Health Coaching Skills Programme
I have a wealth of experience working with addictions and have achieved great success in this area. I have a particular interest in the 'mind - body' connection and in helping clients to find ways of releasing old or repressed emotions that may be contributing to the difficulties being experienced today.
I also work in the NHS as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach where I work with clients using a holistic approach to help improve anxiety, depression, disordered eating patterns and relationship difficulties amongst many other things.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Free initial 30 minute session either in person, on the telephone or by zoom.
I currently have evening availability. Please contact me for exact days/times.
As I trained Psychodynamically, it was a requirement that I was in full-time therapy throughout my training, and by working with and through my own processes, I can now safely, effectively and ethically offer a space for you to do the same. I offer short, medium or long term therapy depending on your individual needs. I do not believe in a 'one-size fits all' approach and I have the ability and the knowledge to draw from different approaches to best ensure that you get your individual needs met throughout the process.