In life, there are no wrong or right answers but sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do. But, if you are struggling to find your own perspective, I can work with you to help you find a way forward.
My experience is varied, having worked with clients of all ages, all genders and from many different backgrounds. We can talk about anger, anxiety, depression and stress. Grief is also a major reason some may seek counselling, which can be overwhelming and confusing. I believe talking can be so beneficial to move through your difficult times, whatever they are, with us working together to try to make sense of it all.
People with ASD/Neurodiversity sometimes do find it more of a challenge to express themselves. I also offer an understanding of these conditions and I will put you at the heart of sessions ,making sure we move at your pace.
I provide a calm, safe environment for you to feel comfortable and at ease to explore your thoughts and feelings about anything you wish.
For your own peace of mind, I’m a qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP who is kind, open and will accept you for who you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Counselling Diploma.
- Extensive experience working with those aged 16+ with SEND/ASD.
- Worked with those with a gambling addiction and their close family/friends who are affected by this.
- Considerable knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community.
- An understanding of the menopause and the problems it can bring.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour.