Sometimes we can get stuck in life with our problems and often feel we have no-one who will properly understand. This is where a skilled listener can help you sort through difficult thoughts and emotions in a safe and supportive environment.
I work in a person-centered way, which means that I offer a warm, empathic, respectful and nurturing space for you to be truly accepted and heard. Through the building of a trusting and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, you will have the opportunity to explore whatever issues may be bothering you. I never forget that only you know what it is like to experience your own unique life, and so our sessions are guided by exactly what you choose to focus on.
Counselling can allow for a deeper exploration of who you are and how you function in the world. It can help you examine your relationships, your core values and beliefs, and how you see yourself. With the support of a trained counsellor you can gain some clarity and insight which in turn can empower new choices, directions and goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained as a Humanistic /Existential Counsellor and hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I have experience working with adults of all ages for both a national bereavement charity and a national mental health charity. I have also worked as part of a team for an Employee Wellbeing Service in the NHS.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My particular areas of specialism are in bereavement, depression and relationship problems.
I am currently offering telephone counselling or online therapy via Zoom.
Fees are £40 for a 60 minute session, with concessions available for trainee counsellors, full time students over 18 and anyone who is unwaged or on a low income.
Concessions offered for
Please feel free to contact me for an initial 30 minute free consultation. I can then explain a bit more about therapy and answer any questions you may have.