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(BA, Adv Dip Cllg, MBACP)

About me

Start your journey to peace of mind...

Life can throw up all sorts of issues which take their toll on our mental health. Seeking support can be a difficult step, but by accessing appropriate therapy you can begin the process of overcoming the problems which impact daily life, patterns of thought and mental wellbeing. As an accredited counsellor I offer a range of different therapies, delivered online in a confidential safe space to allow you to openly share the issues that you are struggling with. 

Counselling or therapy can help you to deal with: a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, a difficult life event such as a bereavement or the breakdown of an important relationship, difficult emotions such as low self-esteem or anger, or the diagnosis of a life changing medical condition. I can offer support through talking therapies such as Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Practice.

As a person-centred counsellor for nearly 18 years, I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, beliefs and behaviours, and values, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. I will offer you compassion and a safe space, valuing your unique experiences, enabling you to learn new tools and techniques to enhance relationships and make important life decisions with a new sense of empowerment and independence.

When you contact with me either by telephone or email, we will discuss the best time for your initial assessment. This is done over the telephone and lasts around 45 minutes. It is also free of charge as it is a ‘fact finding’ session, not a therapy session. I will ask you a series of questions during the assessment regarding your current difficulties, but also will ask you to help me understand more historically about you, which will give me some insight as to how it may have impacted on the current situation. It is also an opportunity for you to ask me questions about the therapy involved, what to expect in session and anything else you need in order to decide if you wish to move forwards with counselling.

Ongoing sessions will be agreed by us, choosing a day and time that suits us both. I start work at 12pm and finish at 8pm, Tuesday to Thursday and then from 9am to 12pm on Fridays. It is great if we can agree to a regular day and time for continuity, however, I understand this is not always possible so will be as flexible as possible.

During your assessment, I will ask you what your goals for Counselling are, as I feel it’s important to know what looks and feels like ‘progress’ to you, and that you are achieving what you set out to achieve.

Clients often ask me how many sessions will be needed and although an exact approximation is difficult, I will always assure clients that regular ‘check ins’ to see how we both feel the therapy is going, are completed every 4 to 6 sessions. Sometimes, short term therapy is enough to deal with the current difficulties, however, therapy has a way of peeling back the layers and sometimes other difficulties arise which can then be addressed. 


Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Depression, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Loss, OCD, Personal Development, Redundancy, Relationships (not a couples counsellor), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Women's Issues, Work related issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

1st Class BA Joint Honours

Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Advanced Certificate and Counselling Skills and Theory

Certificate in Counselling Theory

Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Adv Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Dip Mindfulness Teaching and Practice

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£FOC initial consultation (45 minutes telephone consultation)
£60 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm to 8pm

Friday 9am to 12.30pm

Further information

Theoretical approaches include:
Person Centred Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Teaching and Practice

Long-term
Short term
Time limited

Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults