We’ve all heard the saying ‘’ life’s ups and downs’’. It’s what makes us human but we can feel overwhelmed by these situations. This can have a negative impact on our lives and relationships. Sometimes leaving us in a cycle of anxiety that feels like its taken over our world. Although the way society views mental health is changing, it can still be hard to share the thoughts that go round our head with those near to us.
Counselling offers the chance to share the concerns that have left you feeling stuck and confused about what to do next. I offer a safe and confidential space to talk and explore what is happening to you and how that might be influenced by the way we relate to others . By nature we need people around us but when being with others is difficult and in some cases harmful, we can lose confidence and self esteem. My clients say that when they have started to value themselves, they are able to make life changes.
It’s important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable working with, so I offer an initial 30 minute session to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your reasons for coming, the outcomes you’re hoping to achieve and any questions you have. The sessions are your time, that could be around a particular goal you have or to look deeper into your situation. The choice is always yours.
At the moment I am studying for Level 6 in Clinical Supervision and currently able to offer lower cost supervision during my training. Please call or email for further details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
I am committed to continuing professional development including;
CRUSE Bereavement training.
Training with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) in;
- Trauma and the Body
- Working with survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
- Working with Shame
- Mental Health and the Body
- Working with Shame
- Safe Trauma treatment
- Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy
- Poly Vagal Theory
I am fully insured and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I have worked with young people in school and college settings and volunteered with a local mental health charity.
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
Initial (no obligation) 30 minute consultation £25
50 minute consultation £45