Well done for taking the first step to accessing support and alleviating some of the distress you are feeling. This is often the hardest step and the most daunting one but I hope that reading my profile encourages you to take the next step and begin your therapeutic journey.
I am an experienced integrative therapist which means I am skilled in providing person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and attachment based therapy. This integrative approach enables me to be responsive to your needs and tailor the therapy to suit your specific concern. I am experienced in helping adults and young people to overcome anxiety, build self- esteem and confidence, fight depression and low mood, achieve healthy relationships and manage intense or overwhelming emotions such as anger.
I have worked with people suffering from complex and enduring mental health issues and I am therefore well practised in a range of interventions to facilitate change where there is distress.
All therapy is provided within an empathic and non judgemental environment to support you to gain an increased understanding and awareness of yourself and to help you work towards realising and achieving your goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I have extensive experience working in education, welfare to work, charitable organisations and in a forensic setting.
- BSc Degree- Counselling Psychology.
- MSc degree- Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Recent Training Courses:
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Applied Suicide Intervention skills Training
- Working with Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Substance Misuse
- Brief alcohol assessment and advice
- Prevent agenda training
- Domestic Violence training: working with perpetrators
- Anger management: Working with ex offenders
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 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in providing support during times of transition e.g. custody to community and educational milestones
I am a registered, accredited and fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering adults and young people a safe place to talk in confidence about their concerns. I offer face to face therapy in a confidential and comfortable counselling room and I am available for sessions on weekdays- evening sessions also available.
I have a consulting room Sutton Coldfield.
Individual sessions- £55
Individual sessions informed by DBT- £65
Young persons sessions (under 16)- £35 (30 minute session)/ £55 (50 minute session)
Flexible appointments- Available Monday - Thursday
Often most people benefit from a series of regular weekly sessions to gain maximum benefit. The number of sessions required is dependant on the individual and their needs.
A thorough and comprehensive assessment of needs will be provided during the first (assessment session) and impartial, open and honest advice regarding an appropriate way forward will be discussed.