A Bit About Myself
Counselling is a personal journey and one which sometimes takes a lot for a person to start. As such, finding the right Counsellor that you feel you can create a connection with is important. So here is a little bit about myself and my history.
I have been offering Counselling in one form or another for the past six years. My journey on this path began as a volunteer for the Samaritans where I developed my passion for helping people through listening and reflection. Since my volunteer days, I decided that counselling was the vocation for me and so I began my formal training so that I can help people full time.
I offer counselling through an approach which is person or client led. This means that sessions revolve around you and what you bring to them. By working with what you bring, at your own pace, offering reflections in a safe and confidential environment, we are able to work together to implement interventions and solutions which are all the more powerful because they come from you.
If you would like to know more about working with me, please feel free to reach out to me via email, my website, or via telephone. From here we can have a free consultation where I can find out a little more about what you wish to get from counselling and we can discuss how I can tailor sessions to suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
As I mentioned above, my journey began offering telephone support to people in crisis for the Samaritans. Here I helped people through a wide range of issues, which stood me in good stead for my formal training.
Since then I attained a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am an Individual Member of the BACP working towards accreditation. As such my practice strictly adheres to the BACP ethical guidelines.
Areas that I have specific experience of working with clients include:
- Alcohol and Substance Misuse
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Men's Mental Health
- Anger Management
- Work Related Anxiety
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Single Session Fee
My individual fee is £40. This is for a single session and for sessions which are arranged ad hoc from a week to week basis.
I appreciate that times are busy and that sometimes it's good to get things booked in so you know what you have coming. As such I offer a discount for sessions which are booked in bulk. These bookings must be made after our initial first session to ensure that we are both happy after initially working together.
- Booking in three sessions after our initial session, I will offer a price of £110 (£36.60 a session)
- Booking in six sessions after our initial session, I will offer a price of £200 (£33.30 a session)
(Payment for bulk bookings will be due after each session at the discounted price.)
I also offer subsidies for Student Counsellors which can be discussed in an initial free consultation.