Hi I am a fully qualified, experienced integrative counsellor, having worked within the NHS, the private sector and in private practice for a number of years. I use a variety of counselling approaches to suit each of my clients' needs, including CBT(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Most importantly, I place a great deal of emphasis on offering all my clients warmth and understanding and on developing a trusting, confidential relationship.
We can all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen is all we need. I offer a safe environment for my clients to discover and explore options, choices and ways of coping. My job is to come alongside my clients as they face life's challenges and find resolutions or simply peace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have obtained a level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
I have also obtained a Certificate and a level 5 Diploma in CBT.
I have an approved Certificate in Anger Management.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked at St Giles Hospice in Lichfield, where my experience focused on bereavement and loss as well as end of life issues for relatives and patients.
My experience also includes:
Depression, anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem and assertiveness issues, Anger Management, stress in the workplace, acute stress, diagnosis of illness, issues of spirituality, managing change and wellbeing.
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
- Complicated grief
I charge £40 per hourly session for one to one counselling
I also offer a discounted rate for students, including counselling students.
Concessions offered for
Additional information about me includes the fact that I am a Pastoral Lay Minister within the Church of England and can offer Christian Counselling if required/preferred.