I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Drawing on various approaches including person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy, I can be flexible in responding to your individual needs. I have 20 years experience working in the health and well-being sector. Currently, along with my private counselling practice, I work 3 days a week in palliative care.
How I work
I aim to create a safe and confidential space where you are able to access and express your feelings, where you will be heard, won’t be judged and can fully explore the ecology of your life.
I work collaboratively with you to bring aspects of yourself and your behaviour into awareness and to explore the factors that could be influencing your current experience. This process enables you to gain a different perspective on elements of your life that may be causing you distress or making you feel stuck, can help you to evaluate your experience differently and empower you to move forward towards your goals and a more harmonious existence.
Please call or email me and we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling, I can answer any questions and, if you are happy to move forward, we can arrange to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters from the University of Roehampton in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold an OCST Online Counselling Diploma.
I have 20 years experience in the health and well-being sector and currently work in palliative care at St. Joseph's Hospice, as Lead Complementary Therapist.
Prior to that, I worked in business for over 10 years.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I attend regular supervision and participate in continued professional development.
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
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
From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I charge £60-70 for a 50 min session (individuals).
I offer a free 15 minute assessment over the phone to discuss your needs and see if we can work together.
When I work
Thursdays, Fridays and some Saturday appointments