Hi and thank you for visiting my profile. You may be here because you are feeling anxious or lost. You may be longing for something 'more' or for something to be different. You may have had enough of feeling like you don't 'fit', and know the pain of feeling like no-one really 'gets' you too well.
I welcome you as you, and provide a space to explore what really matters to you and find a way through life's problems. Our sessions together will be as unique as you are, responsive to your life experiences and needs. At times they may be hard, sometimes playful, maybe a life line.
In periods of doubt and overwhelm, we can feel intensely lonely. I offer a safe, connected space in which we can think creatively, find hope and your sense of worth. Our work together will be to get to know you deeply. We will explore different ways of looking at yourself and question the constraints which hinder well being, and the living of a full, passionate life.
We all need to tell our story. It can be deeply healing to be heard, and to find an acceptance, and tenderness towards ourselves and our experiences. If any of what you have read resonates for you please get in touch. After all 'Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love’ Rainer Maria Rilke
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my career as a social worker and have over 15 years of work experience supporting people with feelings of anxiety, depression and a sense of disconnect from themselves and others.
My therapy training has included 5 years of intensive training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre and The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. I am currently writing an MA dissertation on what it means to live an ‘unboxed’ life, what this offers us in terms of fluidity, freedom from the ‘rule book’, fostering a healthy relationship with ourselves and leading a meaningful life.
Alongside my private practice I work with two charities one supporting single parents, the other working with clients with a positive HIV status.
I am a member of the BACP and The Relational School.
Please get in touch if you are interested in exploring how we might work together.
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
From £70.00 to £80.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
Free initial consultation.
My day time fee is £70.
My evening fee is £80
Please contact me for details of concessionary rates.
Please get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation and book into sessions.
If you are interested in speaking with me I offer a free exploratory session. It is an opportunity to assess your needs, for you to settle and ask questions in an unhurried way. You will experience how we might work together.
Work can be either short term, typically focused on specific goals or following a specific life event, alternatively more long term.
Please note sessions are typically 50 minutes and most commonly weekly.