Counselling can support you to bring about change and transformation in your life. This could be around positive events such as choosing a direction or reaching your full potential. It can also help at those times when you are feeling 'a bit stuck'. You may have unresolved matters from your past which are stopping you from moving forward or maybe you are feeling really down, afraid, lost, confused, desperate, angry or overwhelmed.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations.
In counselling sessions It’s ok not to be ok, and it's ok to say so.
My approach to counselling is integrative and adapted to each client, offering a safe, confidential and professional space.
I believe that the most important element for counselling to work effectively is the relationship between client and counsellor. This relationship is an equal partnership; one that is built on honesty, trust, empathy, equality, genuineness and acceptance.
I want you to feel safe and accepted and able to be your true self in our relationship, rather than conforming to conditions placed upon you- by others, or by society.
Whatever you are hoping for from counselling, it would be great to hear from you so we can chat around how I may be able to support you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified nurse for the past 20 years and have been a counsellor in private practise for over 2 years.
- Diploma Children's Nurse
- BSc (Hons) Community Nursing
- Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Sand Tray Training
- Working with Young People (CPD)
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.