I realise that choosing a counsellor is very personal and you need to consider many things. I hope to create an atmosphere that is non-judgemental, secure, and respectful ensuring that a positive relationship is forged between you, the client, and me.
I offer individual and couples counselling.
In our individual introductory session, I carry out an informal assessment. I give you the opportunity to tell me your story and to discuss what you would like from therapy, as well as to answer any questions you may have for me. If you are happy to proceed, I usually suggest we do 4 -6 sessions where we can explore further why you are seeking counselling. This gives us time to develop our therapeutic relationship. After 6 weeks, we then would decide whether to work for a longer period of time.
Couples counselling entails an assessment of one hour, then eight sessions every two-three weeks that are one and half hours. This short term model is popular and successful.
If this sounds of interest to you and you would like an initial conversation, please do contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP). I trained at the Metanoia Institute in London. I am a member of the BACP, UKCP and IARTA.
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.