****COVID19 - Please see foot note that due to the current circumstances I am able to offer Telephone Counselling but not Face to Face work at this time.***
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation where you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you and if the space feels right for you. During this session I aim to understand the concerns which bring you to counselling, to explain some features of the counselling I offer and to explore the possibility of working together.
All my clients can expect a safe and private space where I provide a non-judgemental, empathic and genuine approach. You can explore personal pressures, emotions, concerns or whatever brings you to this point of choosing the right support for you.
I offer Long and short-term face-to-face work as well as ‘Time-limited ‘therapy.
A common barrier to seeing hope in the possibility of ever being able to cope with the present, or make difficult choices for the future is knowing that you can not change past life events.
It is possible to make sense of difficulties, experiences and emotions and I can offer an opportunity to explore these things in a safe and trusting environment and at your own pace.
I understand the challenge of finding the right space for you and respect the importance of this to every individual. It is important to me that you find what is right for you. If taking the step to get in touch feels like a giant leap of trust, you are not alone. I look forward to hearing from you without any obligation.
Covid19 - **** During this challenging time where 'Face to Face' meetings are not currently possible I am still able to offer Telephone Counselling support where this is appropriate. Please feel free to call me on the above number where we can discuss and understand if this would be something that could work for you. Alternatively if you prefer please email with your telephone number advising a suitable time when I can call you ******
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling
Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check last completed 5 April 2018
- Fully Insured - Professional Liability Insurance
As a Counsellor for over 11 years I have a broad range of experience gained from both private practice and working within counselling services for both Adults and young people.
Having worked for over 40 years in people management roles I have a wealth of experience with the many and varied issues which can impact on family life, relationships, employment, health and well being, stress, bereavement and our ability to cope. Importantly I have learned how different this is for each person as an individual.
My priority is always to work safely and ethically within our relationship regardless of how long or how brief that may be. While some areas of counselling I deal with are listed below, please know that you are not designed to 'fit a box' and it is impossible to list all possible reasons why you may be looking to take this step to find the right support for you.
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
£40 per counselling session (sessions last for 50 minutes)
If you would like to make an initial appointment please contact me via phone or email.
I understand this can be a difficult decision to make and I apologise that due to the nature of my work if I am not available at the time you call or email I will respond as soon as this is possible. Thank you.