Are you feeling stuck and wanting to find a way forward? I offer therapy for individuals, couples and groups. Go to my website to book a free consultation, to discuss what it is that you want to gain through therapy and ask questions you may have. I am offering therapy online whilst restrictions are in place.
I support people with a range of problems and symptoms, including: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, anger management, LGBT related issues.
If you have left an emotionally abusive relationship, and would like to feel supported and understood, joining an online therapy group of people with similar experiences might be for you. Visit https://essencecounsellinghub.co.uk/groups to find out more.
I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor in private practice, registered with BACP and I'm working towards accreditation with UKCP whilst completing advanced training in psychotherapy, using Transactional Analysis. I also have an enhanced DBS check that I renew annually.
My role is to offer you a safe, confidential face-to -face or online space, to listen and help you to explore your difficulties, find out underlying issues and move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling and psychotherapy: I have experience of working with individuals and couples with a range of issues, starting out in bereavement care, then working specifically with young people at a local charity and in a specialist college, before starting up in private practice. Common issues that have worked with include: anxiety, low confidence / self-esteem, low moods / depression, self and identity, issues relating to LGBT, relationships, family issues, bereavement / loss, traumatic experiences.
Training others: I taught on a counselling course at a local college and I regularly deliver Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health First Aid training nationwide, approved and licenced through Mental Health First Aid England.
- Dip. Counselling Practice - Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis (TA).
- Certificate in Working with Couples
- Transactional Analysis 101.
- CBT Essentials.
- Cert. Bereavement Care (Cruse).
- Approved Mental Health First Aid Instructor
- Dip. Welfare Studies.
- Cert. Equality & Divserity.
- Certificate in Education (CertHe Ed).
Since becoming a qualified Counsellor, I have continued my studies and I am in advanced psychotherapy training.
- Rewind Trauma Therapy
- Counselling Children & Young People.
- Trans Awareness.
- Safeguarding Children.
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
- Mental Health First Aid.
- Beat - Eating Disorders.
- Addiction & Recovery.
- Organisational Trauma.
- Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
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
From £48.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Session fees are as follows:
Therapy for individuals: £48 and sessions last for 1 hour.
Rewind Trauma Therapy £48 per session.
Therapy for couples: £55 for 1 hour sessions or £70 for 1.5 hour sessions.
Group therapy: £24 and sessions are for 90 minutes. Group spaces are limited to 6 people.
Are you working towards a counselling qualification? It is recommended that you engage in your own counselling or psychotherapy as part of this journey. I have found therapy to be essential both personally, as part of my learning journey, and importantly to enhance the quality of my own practice with clients. I also understand the demands of such training and associated costs and offer a limited number of spaces at a concession to trainee counsellors / psychotherapists, face-to-face or online. Proof of enrolment is required and terms & conditions apply.
Please get in touch for more details.
My room is located at a business centre, just off junction 31 of the M1. There is plenty of parking onsite, it is a single storey building with wheelchair access and facilities.
I have recently moved to a larger room to provide covid measures and completed structural work to make it a confidential space.