MSc, MBACP (Accred)
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I am a compassionate counsellor with a great passion for the value of counselling to provide an effective means of improving our wellbeing and relationships, and to help us to develop our own more authentic sense of self.
I bring together effective approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I am a fully qualified counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP guidelines.
My aim is to create a safe therapeutic space where you can discuss and explore difficulties that you may be experiencing. I will support you to find strategies and solutions to the problems you face. I am able to work short term or can offer longer term support if needed. I place you the client at the heart of my work and look to bring my experience and understanding of the human condition to help you.
As an integrative therapist I am experienced in drawing upon different models such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centred and mindfulness practice. My core integrative training is in Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. Since my core training I have acquired additional theories which have enhanced my knowledge and practice.
Over the last eight years I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include; the NHS Systemic Family Counselling Service, the NHS Learning Disability Psychology Service, Cedar Counselling Service, Women’s Aid Birmingham and Solihull, Place2be, NSPCC, Woodbourne Priory Hospital, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham and Coventry University.
Alongside my private practice I work as a counsellor within a local University and carry out insurance work through the Employee Assistance Program. I have extensive experience of working with students and understand the stress and strain undertaking a degree can be, particularly in these uncertain times.
Please note I am solely offering online and telephone counselling sessions.
If you feel I may be able to help you or you have any questions, please contact me for further details.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2021)
- Mindfulness & Compassion practitioner, Mindfulness CIC (2018)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (2018)
- Master's Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP accredited (2015)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP accredited (2014)
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, BACP accredited (2013)
Shorter courses include:
- Transactional Analysis
- Dance Movement Psychotherapy
- Exploring the healing power of words - the use of poetry & creative writing in therapeutic & support work
- Safe guarding training
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per counselling session (50 minutes)
I also offer concessionary rates.