I am a caring, compassionate person whose motivation and zeal is energised by helping others reach their potential and ultimately fulfil their destiny. I empathetically seek to support others experiencing life’s challenges and my passion is for them to become fully operative and wholly restored. In order to equip myself to carry out this mission, I have worked voluntarily with charities and in employment for over 20 years. I pursued a career in counselling and also attained a BA (Hons) in Counselling. I am an integrative counsellor and well trained in areas such as CBT, PCT, Pyschodynamic, Gestalt, Narrative and various other schools of therapy.
I work with individuals, couples and young adults. Areas of counselling include working with:
- relationship issues
- self esteem/confidence issues
- and self-harming amongst other life challenges.
I have continued with Supervision and CPD’s to keep abreast of therapeutic and educational practices/policy or changes.
My BSc (Open) degree and previous business and employment experience comprised of diverse studies, vocations, management of staff and included financial management. I have collectively pioneered and run a successful accredited IT Centre and worked for the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, Halifax, East Berkshire and Richmond College. My experience has been invaluable for life-coaching individuals and mentoring young adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Open) degree and BA (Hons) in Counselling. Counselling includes training in the popular and major schools of therapy including PCT, CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Sand tray, Play therapy, Narrative, T.A. Solution focused therapy and Spirituality amongst others. Several years of counselling include working in a family development Centre, Schools, College and private practice. CPD training has included courses for anxiety, self-esteem/confidence building, disassociation and currently pursuing a post graduate certificate in working with children and families.
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
Fees are charged according to a fee sliding scale and there are concessions for trainee counsellors and students.
I am currently available during the day as well as evenings due to the school holiday.