I believe that throughout our lives most of us experience difficulties, upsets or find ourselves wanting to understand ourselves better. Counselling offers an opportunity to find a safe, confidential space with a trained person to offer support and understanding to make sense of our difficult issues.
Undertaking therapy takes courage and commitment and a desire for things to be different. We come to therapy as we are unhappy with aspects of our lives and know that we want things to be better. My personal life experience led me to therapy and then to training to become a therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrated Counsellor which enables me to work in a range of different ways to suit your personal needs. Both personally and professionally I understand how difficult it is to make the first move to access counselling. I have experience that working together enables the client to find the best way forward for themselves as individuals enabling them to find their own solutions or work towards their desired outcomes.
I have a long history of working in health settings, working with various groups of people with diverse and complex needs.
Anxiety, Depression, Post-natal depression, Stress, Bereavement, Health anxieties, Family issues, Identity Relational issues, Domestic Violence, Estrangement and Loss are areas I work in.
I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to explore whether we can work together and if we both agree I then offer long or short-term weekly sessions, via zoom or the phone and face to face.
At this no obligation consultation I will explain the next steps.
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
I currently have availability and can discuss options at the first consultation.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework have personal insurance and am compliant with GDPR.