In these uncertain times, are you looking for someone to talk to who will take the time to listen and try to understand where you are? You may be feeling afraid, alone, and isolated, or stuck and are in need of help to work through those blocks that are preventing you from coping with this difficult situation. I offer warmth, empathy and a safe and supportive space for you to explore whatever you want or need in order to better understand your experience.
I have found from my own experience that many of our emotional challenges are rooted in loss: of our innocence, childhood, and dreams as well as loved ones, relationships, and missed opportunities. Sometimes we can get stuck in unresolved grief because it feels too painful or traumatic to remember. But through remembering and allowing the feelings to be released, we can begin to mourn and process those feelings.
I believe we all have the capacity to develop self understanding and compassion. Through curiosity, courage and persistence we can learn to understand our motivations and realise the possibility of change. I am also aware that the potential for change can be impacted by social, political, and economic structures outside of our individual control. However, with therapeutic support you can learn to be more effective and satisfied in your life.
If you think therapy might help, I suggest an initial consultation where you can talk about the issues and I can explain how I work and answer any questions. Then, if we feel we can work together, we'll arrange a time to meet regularly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited counsellor with ten years’ experience of both long term and short term therapeutic work. I have worked with clients presenting with a range of issues including anxiety, relationship problems, depression, addictions and trauma. I am a specialist in bereavement counselling having volunteered for a bereavement counselling service for 9 years.
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
£50 an hour, with concessions available