I have been working as a counsellor since 1997, using an integrative approach where I draw on many theories rooted in the basic belief that the client is ultimately the best expert on themselves. My clients tell me that I am able to provide a warm, safe space that allows them to reflect on the issues they bring and find new ways of understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology in 1993 and I gained accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2011. I am currently studying for a diploma in trauma. Though I have completed many short courses, I have learnt my most significant lessons from the clients I have seen and from many student counsellors who I have helped to train over the years.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer a reduced fee of £30 for the first session.
For following sessions, I charge £50 per session, where a session is 60 minutes.
I am able to offer a concessionary rate of £40 to just a limited number of clients, please enquire.
When I work
My usual working hours are 9-6 on weekdays.
My counselling room and the adjacent toilet are designed to be wheelchair accessible. Please let me know if you will be coming in a wheelchair so I can explain how to find the accessible door bell.