Sometimes we find ourselves in unhappy situations, maybe feeling lost or stuck and unable to move forward, it could be our past or something present blocking us. This is possibly a time when talking to someone could help.
I believe sharing unresolved issues with someone we don't know can often help us to view things in a different light. Having someone by our side on our own personal journey can help us to explore the most complex parts of ourselves and others around us. It is my belief that counselling is a unique relationship built on trust that develops over time.
Over many years of training I have developed a special interest in working with Couples and Families along side my work with Individuals and Young People.
Our first session together will be an opportunity for us to meet and discuss your requirements and to see if we feel comfortable working together.
We will meet in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to their ethical framework and I hold full professional indemnity insurance.I attend regular supervision to ensure I am practicing ethically and safely and maintaining BACP standards.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working with Couples Theory and Practice - Relate Institute
Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples - Institute of Family Therapy
Relate's Post Qualifying Training in Working with Young People
Diploma in Theraputic Counselling Level 4
Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
I am a Relationship Counsellor, Couples or Individuals
Family and Young People's Counsellor
My previous experience includes Relate, working as a Counsellor in a Senior School for 5 yrs
I also volunteered at a Sexual Assault Referral Center for several years. Counselling in a prison.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer both short and long term counselling.
£45 per session for individuals, £50 per session for couples & £55 per session for family work.
Some concessions are available. Please contact me for further information.
Counselling students welcome.
Choosing the counselling path takes great courage and is not a quick fix but I believe for some of us it can be a positive and rewarding journey of self discovery.