I understand that the decision to come to counselling may be a difficult and important step for you. You might have a deep-rooted problem that you need to address or have hit a bump in the road in your life, maybe needing to take stock and reflect to get back on track. Wherever you are in your journey I am here to help you gain focus and clarity. Exploring past experiences, present feelings or fears for the future can be painful, insightful and enlightening all at the same time. I aim to support you in moving forward in your life with a new understanding.
I am an accredited, humanistic, integrative Counsellor. I have studied many different models of counselling styles. I continuously learn new therapeutic skills to support my clients. We are all unique people with different ways of relating to life and I adapt my counselling practice to work for you. I sometimes draw on life coaching skills, focusing on your goals, no matter how big or small. Together we identify tools and strategies for you to achieve your full potential and help you find what you are seeking.
I work holistically, the whole of you is important. We can hold tension, stress and negative life experiences in our bodies and therefore I promote and encourage your self-care between sessions. Self-care is learning the practice of meeting yourself each day, learning about who you really are and continuing to devote yourself to the process of self-discovery.
Coming from a creative background, I sometimes draw on creative therapies, which may help you make sense of your feelings. Most importantly, I am here to facilitate your process of change and awareness, however and whatever that may look like.
Training, qualifications & experience
In my former career in the arts I worked both commercially and in educational settings. It was through my workshops with people of all ages and abilities, that I realised the power and efficacy of exploring feelings and emotions through opening up, talking and creative processes.
I began my training at a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2013 and I have been working for the NHS in Primary Mental Health IAPT service for the past 4 years, providing short-term, solution focussed therapy and long term therapy in my private practice. I also work with young people in University counselling services, supporting students in their university life, academic studies and issues they face. I have worked in a diverse range of settings including GP surgeries and community centres.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
- Life Coaching Certificate (adv.)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (life-long learning)
- BA Hons Fine Art
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer an initial free 30 minutes telephone consultation/assessment. I am offering telephone or video-conferencing therapy in this current Pandemic crisis. Please contact me, preferably by email, in the first instance, to discuss your needs and we can find the best way forward together.
Rate: - £45
My private practice runs on Monday/Tuesday, 9.30 - 6.30pm with some early evening availability.
At present my practice in online and by telephone due to the present Covid-19 Pandemic. I will be returning to face-to-face, in person counselling when it is safe for us all.
Self-referrals only. Thank you.