Welcome to my profile. Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards taking charge of your life which shows your awareness that something needs to change and deserves to be celebrated. Seeking professional support can be daunting as well as exciting as you realize that things can and will change in the future for the better.
Given the recent outbreak of Covid 19 I am more than happy to provide Skype sessions.
Counselling and therapy is a journey with many twists and turns as you begin unravelling and understanding your patterns, habits, limiting beliefs and what it is you can really achieve in life.
I provide a safe and confidential space in which to explore these issues and together make sense of difficulty whilst removing the internal blocks that may have been preventing you from fully connecting with your life. With renewed direction and purpose counselling can be a rewarding journey offering a unique opportunity for you to reach your full potential.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in the counselling field since 1999. Following the completion of my training in 2002 I worked in residential treatment for addiction where my specialism in group work started. After gaining an additional qualification in this area I concentrated mainly on this and facilitated a number of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups including a weekly men’s group which I facilitated for over five years. Towards the end of this period I re-focused on my individual work and achieved BACP accreditation in 2017 after which I started in private practice.
More recently I have qualified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction which offers clients an excellent opportunity to address issues at the level of body, mind and spirit.
My approach is client led and relational in nature. I work on an individual basis with those in need of assistance in addressing a range of presenting issues. With the willingness and ability to engage in discussion I work to facilitate restoration, growth and development over an agreed period of time. I am happy to work over a brief term period as well as offering longer term work and constantly review the progress and needs of the client on a regular basis.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge fifty pounds per session.