Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Sadly issues like anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues and depression can make life feel overwhelming
Deciding to access counselling, then finding the right counsellor can make people feel worried. We can talk about what counselling involves and if it's right for you.
We would work together to explore your feelings and reactions to what is or has happened in your life. I am fully qualified as an Integrative Counsellor which means we can find a method of working that fits your needs and personality. You do not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about anything you share and I will listen with sensitivity and compassion.
I am fully qualified and a member of the BACP which has strict ethical guidelines to ensure that our time together is safe, professional and confidential. My areas of expertise and experience are detailed below.
We would start with an inital phone call to discuss times, the nature of your concerns and fees. We would then meet for an hour session before deciding if you would like to continue. I offer telephone and online counselling too.
I offer term time counselling to parents who stuggle to find childcare and very young children are welcome at any point.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation degree in Integrative Counselling including Person Centred, Pyschodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I am trained in bereavement counselling.
I have worked with clients who have brought a range of material and this experience is detailed below.
Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Approved counsellor for the Police Firearms Officers Association
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concession rates available for students and can also be discussed on an individual basis.
A 55 minute session is £50
Available for skype, e-mail and face-to-face sessions. Term time only sessions are available for parents.
Young children and babies are welcome for clients who are unable to access counselling due to childcare concerns. However it is important to be aware that this may affect the work we do together.
Term time only sessions are available.
I am able to meet in the City. The session cost will be more to reflect the cost of room hire.
Unfortunately I am unable to provide wheelchair access