I am a fully qualified, accredited counselling psychotherapist and play therapist who is experienced in working with a varied client base. I work with adults, children and adolescents and also specialise in working with clients who have learning difficulties such as ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Global Learning Delay, Dyslexia, behavioural difficulties and Speech Language and Communication difficulties.
As an integrative counsellor with a background in person-centred, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychodynamic and TA (Transactional Analysis) counselling, I can help you with a range of issues including loss and grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and family and relationship issues.
Counselling aside, I am friendly, approachable and empathic; these characteristics are extremely beneficial in helping me to build relationships with people, putting them at ease and not in any way making them feel judged or inadequate. I consider myself to be extremely trustworthy and reliable, meaning that clients can feel secure in the knowledge that I will be there to support them when they need me the most.
Training, qualifications & experience
AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Person Centred, Psychodynamic)
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Inc. Loss and Grief)
AQA Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Counselling Children and Young people
Elklan Speech and Language Support for 4-11's from theory to practice
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy
NVQ Health and Social Care
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Evenings and weekends