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, often working creatively. 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 children and 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 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My counselling sessions last for 50 minutes once a week.
My fee per session is £50.
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?