I believe that we all deserve to lead healthy and happy lives and that this can be achieved through the understanding, congruence and support offered by Person-Centred therapy and the counselling process.
I began my journey of academic and personal discovery in 2014. I am fully qualified and hold a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Counselling. I also hold additional qualifications in Relationship Counselling and Psychology and also Counselling Children and Adolescents. I am also a member of several organisations including the BACP. I have several areas of experience and professional interest, including the treatment of:
- Couples and Relationship Counselling
- Sexual trauma
- Self-esteem issues
- Counselling adolescents and young people
- Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Training, qualifications & experience
- FDSC Counselling (Level 5)
- Dip in Relationship Counselling
- Child Protection (Level 3)
- Safe Guarding Adults (Level 2)
- ADHD Awareness
- Autism Awareness
- Dyslexia Awareness
- The Prevent Duty
- Child Psychology
- Member of the BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychology.
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
Afternoon and Evening appointments are available via face-to-face, telephone or online (through Skype, WhatsApp or Facebook). However most days are available by prior arrangement.
I usually recommend an initial six sessions, in order for the therapeutic relationship to become established, however some people find that they only need a few sessions and for other clients longer term therapy is agreed.
I may recommend twelve weeks on occasion, particularly with children or teenagers, in order to establish the therapeutic relationship properly.