Due to the current situation I am only offering phone or online counselling. When things return to normal we can continue that way or change to face to face sessions. It's a weird world at the moment, we are all having to adapt to a new way of living and it's causing some people to experience fear and anxiety. If you're struggling in any way, reach out for support, if not friends and family then one of the many organisations available.
Sometimes we feel or know that something isn't right, and it can help to talk to someone who will truly listen and won't judge.
Counselling is known as a talking therapy, I have the experience and skills to help you find the words.
I offer short-term and open-ended therapy which is tailored to your needs.
My room is relaxing, comfortable and safe. If appropriate, a home visit can be discussed.
I'd welcome your call, text or email. If I am with a client my phone will be switched off, but if you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling but feel all I have experienced and learned has been a lifelong journey to this qualification.
I qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in June 2000 but gave up my registration a few years ago. Although I learnt a lot I wanted to work with the person rather than a diagnosis. That is what counselling has given me.
I work holistically, taking into account all the different parts of who we are. I have an interest in how the body and mind work together and use different tools to connect with this.
All we are and all we can be is inside us, we just need to discover it.
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
My charges are £40 - £50.
Concessions are available, please feel free to discuss this with me.
Daytime, evening and some weekend appointments available.