I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor in private practice in Newport, Shropshire. Although I am predominantly a person-centred counsellor, being ‘integrative’ means that I am able to remain flexible in my approach to meet your needs. I understand that seeking help can feel difficult and I aim to make your appointments feel safe and comfortable and I will work at a pace that feels good to you. My clients have described me as a warm, down to earth, and compassionate person who is a good listener, which is helpful if you are feeling vulnerable, uncomfortable or fearful about sharing your feelings.
I believe in entering our therapeutic relationship with an open mind and I have a keen interest in understanding your past experiences and relationships. My aim is to create a secure relationship, that is free of judgement and values your individuality. Therapy can help you to make sense of relationships, difficult experiences or patterns of behaviour and promote better mental health and wellbeing.
My practice is set in a quaint little arcade on the edge of Newport, Shropshire. It is easily accessible with wheelchair access and free parking nearby. My therapy room is welcoming and comfortable with a modern style.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 7
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate (IMPC) Level 4
- CPCAB Accredited Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
- Emotional Wellbeing in Stafford and Surrounds (EWISS) - Experience of completing mental health assessments and providing counselling and low intensity CBT treatment sessions
- Savana - Trainee Counsellor for a sexual violence charity
- Army Welfare Service (AWS) - Nine years within a therapeutic setting as a caseworker and team manager supporting service personnel and their families
- I am a service veteran, a trained mediator and I have also completed training with RELATE
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Thursdays and Fridays 9am to 5pm.
Confidentiality and safety remain at the centre of my work and as a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work to their ethical guidelines and attend regular supervision and Continuous Professional Development to support my work.