We all experience difficulties in our lives and quite often are able to overcome them without the help of a counsellor. Sometimes, however, the difficulties we face may leave us confused, unfulfilled or unable to see a way forward.
Counselling can help us to understand our unique selves and make sense of our individual circumstances. Within a non-judgemental, accepting, empathic environment, we may feel empowered to take control of our lives and discover more effective and fulfilling ways of coping.
My Counselling Approach
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, offering an integrative approach to support the individual needs of my clients. I am grounded in the person-centred approach but may also introduce solution focused or creative techniques if considered helpful.
I offer face to face counselling, both short and long term.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for 15yrs within the NHS as a qualified nurse and then for 11yrs as a manager in a multimedia training college. These experiences brought me in touch with people from all walks of life and I gained a good insight into the types of problems and situations that may require support in the counselling environment.
My Counselling Experience
As a counsellor I have gained experience in working with both adults and children with a wide range of issues.
I was a volunteer for 2yrs with Place2Be, working with children in several Nottingham primary schools.
I also worked at Counselling Xtra where I gained 3yrs experience counselling adults, both long and short term.
My Current Work
I work in private practice with adults (from aged 18yrs) both short and long term.
I provide EAP face to face counselling in association with an occupational health company.
I provide personal therapy for counselling students.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
My Counselling Room
My counselling room is a private, comfortable log cabin situated in my garden in a quiet residential area of Sherwood. It can be easily accessed through a gate next to my house and there are also separate toilet facilities. It is a five minute walk from two main Nottingham city centre bus routes. Roadside parking is also available.
I offer flexible appointment times from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.
If you are considering counselling, please call me for a no obligation chat. We can discuss how I may support your needs so you can decide whether you feel it is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2016)
BA (Hons) First Class in Humanistic Counselling Practice (2015)
Intermediate Level National Award - Introduction to Counselling Concepts (2003)
Working with Difference and Diversity
Children's Emotional Wellbeing
Attachment Theory and Self-Awareness
An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Challenges of Tackling Self-Harm and Suicide in Children and Young People
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Expressive Arts in Therapy
Congruence, Presence and Relational Qualities
Counselling for Depression
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
Concessions offered for
£40 per one hour session
I offer a concessionary rate to students and those on low incomes. Please enquire for details.
Monday to Friday (flexible times) and Saturday mornings