I am a Therapeutic Counsellor with 6 years post- qualifying experience, working with children from age 8 as well as adults. My specialism is with secondary school aged children, adolescents and young people.
I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space to safely explore and move through any of life's difficulties, transitions and challenges that you may be experiencing.
My approach is Integrative, which means I combine various therapy models to suit your individual needs, which can include creative approaches and relaxation techniques to help with stress, anxiety and panic.
I offer remote counselling using video calls, telephone or email to suit your needs.
Once covid restrictions have been lifted, I'm able to offer some home visits within my locality by arrangement.
I understand that taking the first step to find emotional support can feel daunting.
I suggest an initial 20-30 minute meeting by phone or video call to discuss what's on your mind and how we might work together. This gives you the opportunity to decide if I am the right Counsellor for you. There is no charge for this.
Through the process of our work together, positive change can occur, which helps to build your resilience and promote overall wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Additional training courses successfully completed:
- Working with young people in the LGBTQ+ community (BACP)
- Working with clients who self-harm (BACP)
- Working with clients with identity and low self-esteem issues (BACP)
- Working with young people with eating disorders (BACP)
- Working with children in their world (BACP)
- Single Session Therapy
- Working with Trauma including CSA (PODS)
- Online & Telephone Counselling training.
- Solution Focussed Brief Therapy training (ongoing)
I worked as a Counsellor in a large secondary school and sixth form for 4 years, following school training placements.
I have also volunteered with both a mental health charity and a mental health/emotional support telephone helpline for adults.
I now work in private practice and as a child and family counsellor with an organisation called Family Compass.
I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate and I'm registered with the ICO.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per 50 minute session
There is some flexibility in my available hours currently, so please feel free to contact me to discuss your own availability.