About me

I have a background in counselling adults dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, abuse, addiction and relationship difficulties. The process of working together can help ease distress, support you through your current situation and strengthen your capacity to be healthy in yourself and your relationships. I am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, and we will go at a pace that is right for you. 

Counselling is a collaborative process. I will ask some questions and listen with care to what is going on for you and encourage you to reflect on thoughts and feelings, gently challenging unhelpful patterns. It may be that you need space to explore a particular issue or pattern of behaviour that is troubling you. Or you may want to make a change. Either way, I offer a welcoming, professional and compassionate space to help you talk and feel at ease. 

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by BACP) from the Iron Mill College in Exeter, a specialist counselling college. Additionally, I have trained with the Online Therapy Institute about safe therapeutic work online.

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), and follow its Ethical Framework, which helps to ensure counsellors and psychotherapists work professionally, with the safety and wellbeing of clients at the heart of our work.

From 2019-2021 I worked counselling clients for the charity Focus, in Bath and Frome. Before training to be a counsellor I worked in the arts and higher education. I also have experience, from 2013 onwards, working one to one as a specialist mentor with adults with autism at university.

I have regular supervision as well as full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

  • £40 per session, in person, in Frome
  • £35 per session, online, via Zoom
  • Sessions are 50 minutes and held weekly at the same time. 

I am available online or in person, from accessible therapy rooms in central Frome. 

Short-term therapy usually starts from 6 - 10 sessions, and whether you need short-term or longer term work, there will be regular reviews with your therapist.

It’s important to choose a counsellor who feels right for you. I am available via email, phone or Zoom to discuss your counselling needs, and I offer a free initial consultation to see if we would like to work together. This can help clarify what you want from counselling and give space to ask any questions you might have. It also gives me the chance to understand if I can be useful to you. 

Further information

As an Integrative Counsellor, my approach integrates aspects of person-centred therapy with an understanding of the link between our past attachments and how we are in the present. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Email

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room in Frome is located centrally near car parking and is wheelchair accessible. Please advise me of your access needs when getting in touch.

Online platforms

Zoom