I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor with the belief that everyone has the ability to grow and reach their potential and lead happy and fulfilling lives. At times life can be difficult and we can feel lost, helpless or distressed. The aim of counselling is to provide you with a confidential, supportive, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in safety and assist your healing, understanding and growth.
I have worked with a range of issues, from people that have suffered with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, stress, infertility, post-traumatic stress disorder, trust, self-esteem and addictions.
The name of my practice is Mind Focus Counselling. To me this represents growth, strength, focus, hope and new beginnings. At Mind Focus Counselling, I offer short term focused counselling and long term in-depth counselling depending on your needs. I also offer some low cost therapy depending on availability and am happy to accommodate shift workers.
If you are interested in discussing what you want out of counselling, please contact me. I aim to reply to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- BSc in Psychology
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills
- BACP Code of Proficiency
I am a qualified member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their code of ethics for good practice.
I receive supervision in line with BACP guidelines and am committed to training as part of my ongoing personal and professional development.
As a registered member of the BACP, I attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events to enhance and maintain my clinical knowledge and skills. My counselling experience includes therapeutic work with adults with a variety of issues.
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 charge £45 a session. You can pay by cash, cheque or electronically.
Sessions will be weekly, at the same time and will last 50 minutes.
The first session, known as an assessment can be up to 90 minutes and is £60.
I can offer the assessment at the reduced rate of £35 for those on lower income.
I do reserve some places for people on lower income. Please enquire if I have availability.