Taking the first step into counselling can be daunting. Finding help may have been on your mind for a while and sometimes it can help to talk to someone who isn’t a family member or a friend. You may be feeling anxious, struggling with a relationship or experiencing stress at home or work. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can talk freely about how you are feeling, where those feelings are coming from and the issues you’d like to explore. I will support you to explore the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make in moving forward.
I'm an integrative counsellor which means I can draw on different approaches to suit each client. Primarily, I work in a person-centred way enabling you to choose what to focus on and at a pace that suits you. Sometimes, I might use a psychodynamic approach to help you discover experiences from your past that are impacting on you today.
You may be feeling apprehensive about contacting a counsellor which is why I offer a free telephone session so that I can get a sense of what you’d like to explore, and you can see if we can work together. Please feel welcome to email me to arrange a convenient time.
I am bound by the ethics of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am fully supervised and insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a registered member of the BACP
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
- Phase Orientated Trauma Model
I have considerable experience working at a charity supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse and can offer support and hope to those who have experienced trauma and cannot see a future.
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
I provide 50 minute sessions at a cost of £50
I offer an initial free telephone conversation so that you can tell me what you'd like to explore and we can see whether we can work together.
I have an interest in the impact of the menopause and the diverse issues that result from this stage in life.