About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I know from personal experience that making the decision to talk to someone about something painful can feel quite daunting. That something has brought you here today. Below you can find out more about me and how I work. I welcome you to contact me for an initial 15 minute phone call where, together we can see if it would be appropriate to book a first session. I do not charge for an initial chat. 

I currently offer 50-minute sessions via zoom and the telephone. I work with clients facing different kinds of issues in their lives who need to talk, feel heard and want to make sense of things. 

I am experienced in working with people who have been affected by loss and bereavement and I continue to educate myself in this particular area through regular continued professional development. 

Although loss and bereavement comes to us all, it is still something that as a society we are not comfortable talking about. Perhaps all we want is to talk about the person who has died, but those around us are too afraid to ask. We often feel alone in our grief, afraid of upsetting those around us and are therefore unable to express our deepest thoughts, memories and feelings. 

Whether you're grieving for a person, a beloved pet or you are trying to come to terms with a difficult health diagnosis, you may be experiencing a multitude of feelings which can become isolating and overwhelming. Sharing honestly with friends and family isn't always easy or possible, for many reasons.  As a qualified counsellor I am here to listen and to support you through this difficult period in your life in a safe and contained online environment. 

I hold an ethical responsibility to work within my limitations and if I feel that you need more specialist support following our initial conversation or if this becomes apparent during our work together,  I will discuss this openly with you and together we can look at what other support might be best suited to your needs. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership

As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), I am bound by and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. 

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: Integrative Pathway
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling
  • Ongoing continued professional development 

Experience

  • Bereavement Visitor for Bereavement Care
  • Counsellor on Placement at Place2be
  • Childline

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Before agreeing any sessions I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone conversation which will help us to decide if working together would be beneficial and appropriate to your needs. 

I charge £55.00 for a 50 minute session via Zoom or the telephone. 

Evening and Saturday morning sessions are charged at a slightly higher rate of £60.00. 

I believe that counselling should be available and affordable to everyone so I do offer concessionary rates for students (aged 18 & over) and those on benefits or who earn a low income. Please reach out and we can discuss this further. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me to discuss my availability. Where possible, I offer evening and Saturday morning sessions at a slightly increased rate. 

Further information

If you would like to know more about how I work, please visit my website. You can also contact me on 07792005366 to arrange an initial free 15 minute chat. If I do not answer my phone, please leave me a voicemail and I will call you back. 

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom