There may be many reasons why you have decided to start reading this profile - perhaps you are feeling; sad, depressed, facing sensitive family issues, or having to make a difficult decision which is leaving you feel confused, frustrated, lonely or insecure. You may feel overwhelmed, or wanting something to change without realizing what it is. In which case counselling can be of help.
I am a qualified Counsellor with over fifteen years experience. I gained BACP accreditation status in 2007.
I am based within a Complementary Therapy Clinic situated on a main street in the centre of town with easy access to car parks and public transport. A waiting area offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
I predominantly follow a Psychodynamic model and professionally adhere to the code and ethics set out by the BACP. The approach I adopt means that I aim to create a safe and trusting space in which exploration can take place in a non judgmental way: this can hopefully be experienced as a personal journey towards greater self discovery. Linking and understanding past experiences, and how these often impact on the present, may help to affect change for the future - if so wished.
I also provide a block of short term sessions following a Solution Focused model depending on individual need. This offers the opportunity to focus on specific problematic areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
My own life experiences and personal journey have greatly contributed in enabling me to develop my skills as an effective and insightful counsellor/therapist
Advance Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Bereavement Counselling (Victim Support - Road Traffic Division)
P.G.C.E. (Special Needs)
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)
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
Concessions offered for
£ 38 per session - concessionary fees available for those on benefits and low incomes
I offer concessions to Key Workers
A Free 30 minute initial consultation is available to help explore the different options and to find out more about the service.
When I work
I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can offer daytime and evening appointments.