Finding a therapist who you feel really "gets you" is not always easy and can take time. Whatever is bringing you to counselling at this time in your life, I offer an open and honest space to share your feelings without fear of rejection. From personal experience, I know how invaluable therapy can be when you share your vulnerabilities and receive compassion without judgement in return and I would be privileged to help in your search for the answers that you are looking for. Together we would work to find a way forward to help you source more peace within yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered person centred counsellor with the BACP and have worked with clients experiencing loss, loneliness, social anxiety, and emotional and physical abuse.
Being a therapist energises me and I feel privileged to work with people who are brave enough to share their deepest fears and wants in order to understand themselves better and to move forward emotionally. For the last 35 years, I have worked as a professional musician and educator, working creatively with young adults and children. I have found that when it's difficult to find the words to express ourselves, bringing creativity into the therapy session can offer a different outlet to explore and make sense of our emotions and behaviours.
I completed a Counselling Certificate in 2018 with Cosca through Strathclyde University and in 2021 I completed a PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Persona through Aberdeen University.
I have worked with clients in an EAP setting, a mental health charity and for an organisation offering affordable counselling and I offer short and long term session work.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 15 minute telephone or online initial consultation to help us both decide if we feel we could work well together. I offer weekly 50 minute sessions at a standard cost of £45.