I am a fully qualified counsellor, and former nurse, offering a safe and caring space in which to explore your difficulties or issues.
It can sometimes be difficult to share personal feelings and information with friends and family and so counselling can provide the space in which to speak honestly and without fear of being judged.
As a Person Centred Counsellor I believe that everyone can, with help, work towards an understanding of their own issues if they can explore these in an environment in which they feel heard, valued and understood.
This respectful approach ensures that we will always work at your own pace and with the problems that you wish to discuss.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the University of East Anglia and experience of working with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress and relationship difficulties. I have several years experience from my work at a university counselling service, a university health centre and a GPs surgery.
I currently work with university students and adults.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and work to their high standards and Code of Ethics.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
It can be daunting to take the first steps towards talking about personal information and so I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation in which we can discuss how counselling might help and to answer any questions you may have.
We can then arrange an initial meeting where we can discuss working together, either short or long term.
Initial Meeting £30
Ongoing Sessions £40