I am a qualified counsellor with a MA in Counselling from the University of Manchester. I have experience of working in the NHS, dealing with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, low self-confidence and self-esteem, relationship and family issues. I also have an understanding of adoption issues from my work for a charitable organisation.
I am particularly interested in work-related stress, as before training as a counsellor I worked as a solicitor in a busy commercial litigation department and therefore I understand the demands and pressures of working in a corporate environment. I am also an affiliate counsellor for a number of Employee Assistance Programmes.
I work in accordance with the ethics and guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am an Accredited Registered Member.
There are a number of types of counselling and the approach I use is integrative counselling. This means that I am able to use a range of different methods which can be tailored to meet your individual needs. I believe that relationship is at the heart of the counselling process and therefore the values that underpin my approach are empathy, genuineness and acceptance.
Training, qualifications & experience
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am particularly interested in work-related stress, as before training as a counsellor I worked as a solicitor in a busy commercial litigation department and therefore I understand the demands and pressures of working in a corporate environment.
Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.30
I offer a bespoke workplace counselling service for businesses.
For more information and rates please contact 07543 408551