I am professionally trained, holistic counsellor. This means I use an approach that encompasses the whole person, their lives, experiences and influences.
I offer a caring, safe environment where a therapeutic relationship can develop. With trust and confidentiality of utmost importance, I aim to establish a base on which to build the opportunity for understanding and change. Sometimes just having a safe environment to talk, be listened to and explore can be enough to bring about change.
I work with adults and young people (11 yrs upwards), carers and those with disabilities, covering a wide range of issues including - anxiety, depression, self harm, low self esteem, attachment, twin relationships, ptsd. I specialise in all the issues around loss, for example - loss of marriage, children, friendship, a much loved pet, job or work, twin or sibling separation and relocation.
I have many years experience working within care environments offering physical, practical and emotional support. This gives me valuable insight into an individuals needs and how I might help them.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling
- Dip HE Humanistic Counselling
- Counselling Level 3
- Continuing development courses including:
- Working with adolescents
- Grief & Bereavement
- Life in the military
- Domestic Abuse
- Eating Disorders
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
£50 per 50 minute session
Concessions for students/low income
When I work
I am able to be flexible as I am aware that shifts
often change within certain employments.
I work from home, on-line or at School/colleges. (travelling expenses are .50per mile)