I am a fully qualified BACP registered and experienced counsellor ready to help you explore the you are facing in your life. I offer a supportive, safe and confidential setting in which I can help you to gain an understanding of yourself and your relationships and to develop skills which may support you in your daily life.
I follow an humanistic and creative integrative approach, which means that I draw from the psychodynamic and person-centered traditions within counselling. In practice this means that I believe in the importance of establishing a working relationship in which my clients feel safe and listened to, without judgement. Each individual is unique and my approach is very much led by you, and the issues you bring to me.
I work individually some of the issues I work with are;
- self esteem
- low mood
- anger management
- family relationships
- substance misuse
- managing stress
- attachment issues
- alcohol issues
When you first contact me (by phone or e-mail) we can arrange a day and time to meet. The first session will be an assessment for us to discuss what you would like to work on. If at the end of this session you feel comfortable for us to work together, we will meet at an agreed time sessions are 50 minutes. I offer short and long term work and we can decide together what will suit your needs.
My career in counselling began with working within the charity sector with substance misuse and homelessness in which I gained substantial and valuable experience on these and related issues. I have also worked within the NHS mental Health services working with a wide range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BCPC Diploma in Integrative and Humanistic Counselling
- BA Design and Graphics
Advanced training in:
- Attachment theory.
- Addictions, Drug and alcohol, Abstinence and working with family members of substance abusers.
- Motivational interviewing technique.
- Solution focused.
- Gestalt theory
- The Art of Dialogical in client work
- Bowlby & Ainsworth a perspective of child development
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 Per fifty minute session Including initial assessment.
I have worked within the NHS mental Health system and within the prison system.
Extensive group work experience.