I know it can be daunting finding the right counsellor for you and even making this first step may have taken some time. Firstly I would like to say please give yourself a well done for having the courage to get this far. Secondly, feel free to ask me any questions that I don’t answer here to help you make your decision on who is the best fit for you.
I thoroughly enjoy working with people from all walks of life, helping you to get through often scary, challenging times to emerge with a stronger self belief, sense of who you are and improvements in many areas of your life. Being a Person Centred counsellor means that I do not direct you in which way to go, nor do I lead sessions. All sessions are led by you, what you want to achieve, what you find helpful and feel you need to spend time looking at. I provide a safe place for you to do that with someone who will not judge you, has no preconceived ideas about you and will keep what you say confidential. Wether you feel that your anxiety has become unmanageable, you are struggling with your grief or that you feel not quite yourself, we can work together to help you become free from whatever is holding you back.
During the past year it has been more important than ever to look after our mental health, yet I understand that many are facing financial issues as well. That is why I offer short term, 6 session therapy for when you need some support but cannot commit to anything longer. I also work on an open ended basis for those who prefer this. Your sessions can be weekly or fortnightly to suit you and your life - my aim is that you look forward to counselling, not find it a chore.
A free initial 30 minute telephone call will help us find out more about each other and what we can achieve together.
I continue to offer online and telephone sessions at various times during the day and evening with face to face being available when government restrictions allow.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Middlesex University)
Experience working with agencies in the following specific areas: adult victims of crime and anti-social behaviour, adult victims of unwanted sexual experiences, teenagers and young adults in a secondary school and drop-in centre.
Long-term counselling with adults covering a wide range of issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, career change and more.
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
Face to face session - £40
Online/telephone session - £35