I am a qualified counsellor with over 15 years experience. I am accredited and registered member of the BACP.
I predominantly work in a Person Centred approach but I incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy if it would benefit you.
We all have times in our lives when things are difficult or something is causing distress and worry. It can help to talk, in confidence, to someone professional and experienced who won't make judgements, but will accept you for who you are. I offer a safe, secure space to look at what is causing you concern.
You can contact me via email, phone or text.
Our initial consultation will look at a brief overview of your concerns, your hopes and goals for the therapy and our compatability to work together. Each counselling session lasts up to an hour and are usually held weekly. I work long term and short term, to suit you. A limited number of appointments are available out of office hours including some evenings and Saturday morning.
I have extensive experience of working with all manner of issues.
I adhere strictly to BACP ethical code of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited and Registered Member of BACP
BA Honours Degree in Counselling Studies
Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Veteran of the Armed Forces
Continued Professional Development;
Trauma, Vicarious Trauma, Engaging with Children, Counselling Children and Young People, Bereavement, Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mental Health, Assessing Suicide risk, Self Harm, LGBT Awareness, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
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 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
Session £40 per session
£50 per hour
Professional Indemnity held
Continued Professional Development is ongoing and inline with BACP requirements
Evening appointments are available as well as usual office hours.