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Thank you for reading my profile. I understand how difficult it can be finding a counsellor and coming to therapy for the first time. I also believe that having the right therapist is vital to successful counselling. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed with the challenges in our lives and need a place where we can have some space to think about ourselves without fear of being judged or criticised. From the beginning you will be at the centre of your therapy and we will work together in a safe and confidential environment allowing you to explore any issues or concerns.
I believe that we all have the answers within ourselves and by being listened to in a respectful way we can come up with our own solutions. There often isn’t a quick fix but by working together and allowing yourself time and space, I believe change is possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I work integratively which means I draw on a variety of theoretical models (including Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis) in order to meet the individual needs of each client in a unique and personal way. As an accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I work within their ethical framework for good practice.
For many years I have worked in a supporting role within the domestic violence and sexual violence sectors, specialising in working with adult survivors of childhood harm. My work has involved counselling, crisis work and advocacy. I have worked with Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS), Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid and as a counsellor with men and women at SV2 (formally Derbyshire Rape Crisis). I have additional training and experience in working with trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).I have undertaken specific training in women's health and issues possibly affecting women including hormonal imbalances, menopause, hysterectomy, miscarriage and infant loss.
I have experience in working with children and young adults in both private and school settings. I have completed further training in working with Looked After Children, child development, separation, loss and attachment, managing behaviours, diversity and identity, child abuse and safer caring. I have also undergone training with The Foundation of Infant Loss to support bereaved parents. Alongside my private practice I currently work with a number of national Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP's) and organisations who provide their employees with Counselling. I work with clients who have difficulties with a whole range of issues to reduce and prevent their sickness/absence and support return to work. This often includes work related stress, anxiety, depression, panic, anger, trauma, low self esteem, confidence and assertiveness, health concerns and many more that influence and have an impact on everyday life. If you wish to discuss your own or your child's situation please get in touch for an informal, initial chat about how I may be able to support you.
I have enhanced National Security vetting NPPV Level 2.
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 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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
- £50 per session.
- Free 30 minute, no obligation introductory meeting.
When I work
Please contact me for up to date availability/times.
I feel it is important to tailor the counselling sessions to suit the needs of the individual, working with creativity, compassion and consideration.
I have my own experience of counselling and understand the courage it takes to reach out for support - so by reading this you have made the first step.
If you would like to arrange an initial meeting please call, text or email me. We can then set up a free 30 minute initial session where we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling. This gives you the chance to ask any questions to see how you feel about us working together. If you are happy to continue we can then arrange a second session.