Is today the day you need a confidential safe place where you can talk openly and truthfully about what’s really going on for you?
Are you suffering from depression, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, loss or grief, or having panic attacks? Perhaps problems concerning the loss of a relationship, managing an addiction, dealing with old or recent traumas? I talk to individuals who have specific aims in mind but also individuals who have a sense of not knowing but certainly feeling something’s wrong and needs to change.
I can offer you confidential, non-judgemental counselling. It is an opportunity for you to share, discover and if you feel changes are needed together we can work towards a new way of being for you that is more fulfilling and enhances your life.
I specialize in working with people who have cancer and all the issues it presents; diagnosis, treatments, life after cancer, or a terminal prognosis. And patients under Palliative care. and have an understanding of all the difficulties it brings. Family members and friends of those people also need someone to talk to.
I take referrals via Frontline19 offering free counselling for NHS staff. I'm also registered with an Employee Assisted Programme.
Equally, I have the ability to counsel clients with other presenting issues.
If you would like to know more please call me or email me to arrange an informal, no-obligation chat. You can then ask any questions you may have, and we can see if what I can offer is of use to you.
Currently, at this time, I'm only able to offer Online via Zoom and Telephone Counselling. Secure platforms are used. I have both daytime and evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Throughout my time as a counsellor, I have felt confident counselling people across all age groups, cultures and religions. I am a passionate advocate for the benefits of talking therapy and have been privileged to work with a variety of individuals.
My counselling model is person-centred and its core values are at the centre of my work. I adjust my practice to meet an individual’s needs. Such adjustments include solution-focused therapy, directive, short-term counselling. Furthermore, being flexible offers my clients a more realistic outcome for their therapy, helping them with their issues, stresses and anxieties.
Most recently, my work has focused on patients who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses in an NHS hospice. I was also a Macmillan counsellor working with patients who have received a cancer diagnosis within an NHS Hospital Trust. During Covid, I've supported front line workers by telephone. In all my roles, I offered support to the patient's families and friends.
I communicate without judgement and I am able to keep the confidentiality required. My background also includes working in the Substance Misuse Counselling Agency and the Young People's Counselling Service, both funded by the local government. I have also worked in the Cruse Bereavement Service, which offers support to people who have been bereaved.
Finally, as an accredited member of the BACP, I am committed to continuing my personal development and self-reflection of my practice through ongoing supervision. Both of these give me the opportunity to enhance my counselling practice.
MBACP Accreditation 2011
Diploma in the Theory of Counselling (person-centred) 2010
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2008
Concepts of Counselling 2007
Cruse Bereavement Care Certification - Awareness in Bereavement Care
I have a breadth of additional training in order to work with clients in a way that best works for them. I regularly attend continued professional development training, adhering to the BACP's code of conduct.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Offering Individual counselling only.
£45.00 per session. Each session is 50 minutes.
Daytime or evening sessions offered. I'm happy to work around what time suits you.
My recent work has focused on patients who are suffering from life-limiting illnesses in an NHS hospice. I was also a Macmillan counsellor working with patients who have received a cancer diagnosis with an NHS Hospital Trust. With these two client groups, a large part of our work together was managing their anxieties, fears, and hopes, sometimes extreme as they navigated their way through diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
During Covid, I've supported front line workers by telephone. Again anxiety was the predominant issue which in term lead some into depression
My counselling experiences also include working in the Substance Misuse Counselling Agency and the Young Peoples Counselling Service, both funded by the local government. I have also worked in the Cruse Bereavement Service, which offers support to people who have been bereaved.