How I could help you
Sometimes the painful and difficult things in life can make us feel we cannot cope, change things or find a way forward. It can feel like we're not heard or understood, even by those that are close to us.
Counselling with me is about having some time for yourself, in confidence and without judgment, to talk about and explore whatever's on your mind and whatever you're feeling at your own pace.
What I offer
As a professional, qualified counsellor with wide, in-depth experience, I offer you the warmth, trustworthiness, acceptance and compassion you need in a welcoming, safe and confidential place so you can feel really heard, understood and accepted. We go at your pace, you lead the way.
My counselling is about supporting you in whatever you are going through, walking with you through the difficulties and helping you find your own way forward in your own time.
My experience and training
I am a fully qualified and very experienced professional counsellor, with a BSc Hons degree, a two-year PGDip Diploma and two one-year certificate course awards in counselling. I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and also continue my learning to develop professionally.
I work with clients privately, as well as through a counselling agency and with Windsor Homeless Project, helping people who may be homeless or in temporary accommodation and perhaps have alcohol/drug addictions. Previously, I also worked as a school counsellor and as a college counsellor, as well as taught counselling at a local college.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice in Counselling
- PGDip in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Mental Health Problems
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£45 per session.
Initially, I suggest a brief chat by email or phone about your requirements.
I then offer a free, no-obligation 30 minute introduction online, by phone or in person to discuss how best I can offer counselling to you. If you decide it's not for you, I may be able to help refer you to another local counsellor.
When I work
Sessions are for 50 minutes at a time and are offered weekdays from morning to evening, and occasionally Saturdays, depending on availability.
I offer in-person, online and phone counselling. All of these are confidential.
I work as an Integrative counsellor, which means I use a number of different ways of counselling to best understand and help the people I see. The most important thing is that you feel really listened to and understood by me.