Feeling low, anxious and upset about your situation? Feeling confused - at a loss and disorientated? Life has it ups and downs and with it, many challenges, and sometimes, in the midst of it all, we need time to talk?
Talking with someone who isn't a family member, can be beneficial and helpful, because exploring situations, however difficult, alongside complicated feelings with a counsellor, enables you to explore freely in a confidential setting, away from friends and family.
I trained as an integrative person centred counsellor, which means, by offering you the right conditions, whereby you feel safe, not judged and valued - you decide what you want to explore. I integrate other counselling techniques, depending on your specific needs, and together, we consider your concerns and objectives in order to reach a better understanding, perspective or perhaps devise better coping strategies that support your situation.
I work in a client centred way, at the client's pace, acknowledging that what you bring is relevant and important and in doing so, I follow your line of enquiry. I support you by clarifying, rephrasing, identifying, and eventually enabling you to internalise the counselling structure, whereby you can offer yourself structured support whenever you need it.
I integrate understanding and techniques from Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic, Focusing and Mindfulness.
I have experience of working with a diverse range of adults and children.
I am a Lecturer and teach counselling.
I offer an initial assessment, providing you with an opportunity to meet me, and to ask me any questions concerning the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, in Transactional Analysis and Person Centred Therapy.
I have experience of working with individuals with drug and alcohol and addiction issues.
I have worked with a range of issues including, shame, guilt, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, family problems, personal individual issues concerning identity, low sense of worth, domestic violence, anger, feeling stuck and unmotivated.
I have experience of working with children presenting with challenging behaviour, co-morbid diagnosis, ASD.
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 offer £40 for one hour session and £20 for an initial one hour assessment.