People seek counselling for many different reasons, we all have our own unique story and experiences which at times we can find difficult for vast and varying reasons. My way of working is to understand your own individual experiences, past and present within a non-judgemental space to be able to explore anything that you are finding difficult within a safe, ethical, confidential and supportive environment.
I can help you find ways to enable you to understand yourself, your situation and support you towards making positive changes and choices.
Through counselling and psychotherapy I can help you to:
- improve your self-care and understanding
- improve and help with relationships
- improve unhelpful patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours
- learn more about your thoughts and feelings
- improve your self-worth
- help with anxiety and depression
- help with addiction and the patterns of addiction
- help and improve living with chronic pain, living with ill health
- support and help carers, family of those living with chronic pain and ill health
I work to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) code of ethics and standards and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I also have my certificate and training to offer telephone counselling to those who may find it difficult to attend face to face sessions.
I also run workshops for small groups for individuals to attend and for organisations
I also support a group of over 8,000 members, for 8 years now, for those living with chronic pain and long term ill health conditions. My passion is to support and empower those who live with chronic pain and various conditions that impact ever aspect of their lives, find ways to manage the bad days and live the good days.
Prior to counselling I worked in children and family services for 15 years, in various capacities supporting families and working with other agencies and charities within the community.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Dip Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in an Introduction to Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Telephone Counselling Training: working with long and short term clients
Adult Safeguarding Training
Sexual Violence Training
Supporting people with chronic pain conditions and Long term health conditions
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long term health conditions
A limited number of concessionary appointments are available please call or email to discuss
1:1 Counselling Sessions £50 per session (1 hour)
Chronic pain, long term health and Rehab therapy programme - please email to enquiry when these are running
Training for professionals who work with chronic pain, long term health and rehab clients - please email to enquire
24 hours notice must be given for cancellations otherwise full payment will be charged for.