I am an experienced counsellor who has worked with adults and young people covering issues including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss, eating disorders, shame, anger, guilt, family relationships, childhood trauma, sexuality and gender, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
I initially trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I therefore work with non-judgement, empathy and genuineness to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. I tend to use an Integrative approach to find the best way to support my clients. I have regular Supervision, this oversees my client work ensuring that I am working ethically and safely.
I am from an Arts Education background. Prior to training as a Counsellor, I worked for Arts Charities and as an Art Teacher with both young people and adults.
I now have my own Private Therapy Practice offering online counselling to adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a School Counsellor and as a Counsellor in a Further Education College with adults and young people.
I have worked as a CRUSE Bereavement Volunteer visiting bereaved clients in their own homes.
I helped to set up a Counselling Service for young people at SWEDA (Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association).
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 5)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4)
- Certificate in Counselling Theory (CPCAB Level 3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2)
- Awareness in Bereavement Care Course, CRUSE Bereavement Care
SWEDA Counsellor Training
- Working with Trauma Training (Carolyn Spring)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My counselling sessions last for 50 minutes once a week.
I understand that making the first step towards counselling can feel daunting.
Asking for help is a brave thing to do. Why not give it a go and see if counselling can help you?