Welcome to my counselling page. I understand how difficult, and sometimes daunting it can be to choose the right counsellor. I am here to offer you support and care.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor of many years. I work with clients facing a wide range of emotional difficulties. These might include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship problems.
I will work with you in a safe setting where your concerns will be heard with warmth, compassion and understanding. Talking through your difficulties can help to alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression and encourage a sense of hope and self-worth.
It can be difficult to make that step into counselling, and you may feel worried about talking to someone new. It is important for you to know that we can have an initial meeting before you decide to begin counselling with me.
Some of you may be parents wondering how you can find some help for your son or daughter. I realise it can be hard to think of your child confiding in someone you don't know. My experience in this area of work means I am sensitive to the needs of the young person, as well as the anxiety of the parent. It is important for the young person to know that they, and not their parent, are the client, however I am happy to meet initially with both the parent and the young person if that feels helpful.
As a qualified counsellor I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and practise within nationally recognised ethical guidelines. I can offer both short and long term counselling.
I provide weekly 50 minute sessions which are confidential. My practice is in the centre of Stroud, close to a car park.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have also had post diploma training in Couples Counselling and Counselling Teenagers.
I worked as a short term counsellor at Gloucestershire University, where I counselled students from a wide age range.
Currently I work as a schools' counsellor, working with adolescents. I have many years' experience with Gloucestershire Counselling Service, both as a counsellor and a tutor.
As a fully accredited member of BACP I abide by ethical standards which means I receive regular supervision and am committed to my own continuous professional development.
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
My fees are £45 for individuals and £55 for couples.
If you are on a low income, I have two concession slots available.
I have daytime and evening availability.