Sometimes it might be difficult to find your way through challenging times alone or understand how something significant in your life has affected you. Within therapy we can explore and discover together how to find a way through, free of any judgment. Exploring such things can make you feel worse before you feel better. This is because sharing thoughts, feelings and memories can be intense and painful, especially if it is your first time opening up to someone else. Therapy helps this process become a movement towards personal growth, understanding, acceptance and change.
Who I am as a Therapist
I am a warm and accepting person. I do not judge, and I truly believe that we are the captains of our own ships. Meaning that you are in charge of yourself and your life. things might seem out of control at times and it is ok to ask for help. I am not afraid to sit with you through the storm and the journey might be a rocky one and you might get slightly seasick. It is ok to find things hard and it is difficult to man a ship without ship mates so let us take this journey together.
I work with a wide range of issues. A few examples of these are: depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship issues and long-term illnesses. I have a particular interest working with bereavement.
I offer short term and long term therapy please see below in the further information section if you would like to learn more about the types of therapy I offer. I also provide a free Skype or telephone consultation so we can talk in more detail about how I work. It also, gives you the chance to ask me any questions about the therapy process and ultimately will help you make the decision if I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP
- Bsc(Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice - First Class Honours
- Certificate in Play Therapy
- Certificate in Safe Guarding Vulnerable adults
- NSPCC Certificate Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
- Certificate in Attachment and working with children and young people
- Solution Focused brief therapy training
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
Types of counselling and cost per 50 minute session:
- Video/Skype - £35
- Face to face - £35
- Telephone - £30
Block booking are accepted and are charged at a cheaper rate:
- Video/Skype – 6 sessions £175
- Face to face – 6 sessions £175
- Telephone – 6 sessions £150
I am a person-centred, humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, Person-centred therapy is a talking therapy that provides the psychological environment for personal growth. As humans we all want to strive to reach our full potential. Aspects of the past can be deep rooted and just as we look after plants, we acknowledge that the roots must be there, nourished, watered and tentatively looked after for growth and change to happen just like humans. I provide a comfortable, warm, empathic environment free from judgment. I will not tell you what to do because I believe that you have the power to make the decisions that are right for you and you are the expert on you. I can, however, help you find some strategies to help you to look after your own wellbeing whilst you are on this journey.
I also have Solution-Focused brief therapy training. This type of counselling is mainly used for short term therapy. However, the conditions shown above will not be lost. The focus on this type of therapy is to set goals and work towards these goals within the therapy. The therapy is more directive and the focus will be on aspects of change, what has happened in the past, where you would like to be and focusing on the self-governing strategies that are manageable to you to be able to get there.