There are times when life feels like an uphill struggle with too many hurdles to find a way forward.
You may be experiencing past or present difficulties with a relationship breakdown, work related issues, bereavement or abuse, and coping with feelings of loss, stress, anxiety, depression or hopelessness.
Talking to family and friends is an option, however, this might be a time when talking to an impartial other proves helpful.
If any of the above resonates with you then counselling may well be the way forward.
How can counselling help
- Recognising and seeking support is the first step.
- Counselling offers a safe and confidential space where you can speak freely and feel listened to without judgement.
- It provides an environment for self-exploration which develops greater self-awareness in understanding you.
- Choosing the right therapist is an important part of the process.
I am a Person Centred therapeutic counsellor who can offer long and short term therapy.
The Person Centred model works on the belief that we possess the answers we seek. My role is to facilitate the exploration of your thoughts and feelings by working alongside you. The process aids clarity and reveals solutions that work best for you in your life.
Taking the first step can feel daunting even a little scary. You are welcome to get in touch by email, text or phone, whichever feels comfortable. I can discuss any queries you have regarding the sessions or how I work.
An initial 30 min free consultation is also available. It provides an opportunity to establish if I'm the right counsellor for you with no obligation.
I practise from a dedicated counselling space within my home and at an additional location in the centre of Northampton. You can expect a warm and caring welcome and a peaceful environment affording you the time and space to unpack and discover the best way forward in your life. There is free parking at both addresses. You can park on the driveway at the NN6 property, and the NN1 postcode has free on street parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Certificate in Proficiency.
For over 20 years’ I have worked in a variety of community-based settings supporting adults, children and young people to affect change in their lives, always using a Person Centred approach. They may have experienced poor mental health, substance misuse, domestic and sexual violence, parenting difficulties and family breakdowns.
In addition to my private practice I am a counsellor with a Rape Crisis Centre and also work as part of a team on the Truth Project - the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse.
My continued professional development is an evolving process, which incorporates specialist training for people who have experienced trauma.
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
Concessions offered for
I offer flexible appointments and will endeavour accommodate your availability.
Individuals £40 per 50 minute session
Concession rates on request for students, apprentices, retired and unemployed.
Payment can be paid in cash or bank transfer.
I understand it can be problematic to attend sessions during working hours.
With that in mind I have availability for early morning, evening and weekend appointments.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework.
I have Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certification.
I comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which means any personal details and/or information you send will only be used to contact you. Your personal details and/or information will not be retained for any other purpose, nor will they be shared with any other individual or organisation.
Any voicemail message left will remain confidential as my phone is pin protected.