Congratulations you have achieved the most difficult step by recognising that you need some help. With over 19 years experience of counselling I can offer a safe, non-judgemental environment which will enable you to work through your issues. During my many years of counselling I have worked in both the private & voluntary sector, therefore my experience & exposure of presenting issues from clients has been very varied, including bereavement, stress, anxiety, relationships, varying levels of trauma & abuse.
When we have something physically wrong with our bodies, generally no one has a problem going to a G.P to seek help. Acknowledging we are not ‘coping’ with life and may need some help, can often seem a more difficult hurdle for individuals to overcome. The fact that you are reading my profile means that you have made that ‘first leap of faith’.
Counselling or ‘talk therapy’ is a journey of empowerment & gaining back control of your life. A fundamental element of counselling is the trusting relationship between counsellor & client. My warm, open, non-judgemental manner has enabled many clients to quickly feel ‘safe’ enough to share their thoughts & feelings, often for the first time.
My original journey into counselling started many years ago with the work & contact I used to have with parents of premature &/or very sick neonates & with parents whose babies had not survived. Originally trained in a humanistic model, continued professional development, additional training & experience has resulted in an eclectic approach to counselling, utilising the many skills I have developed to match the needs of the client.
My practice is based in the comfort of my own home. I work with both short & long term clients offering face to face or online counselling. An initial session will give us both the opportunity to meet, assess what your needs are & if I am able to help you on your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. I was originally trained in humanistic counselling, however with extensive additional training and continual professional development over the past 17 years, I would now class my counselling approach as eclectic.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Flexible sessions available both during the day & evenings