Life experiences, our relationships and our environments can block or distort our path to feeling well, fulfilling our potential and achieving a sense of value. I provide online and telephone based person centred counselling, whereby I work with the client to understand their individual experiences from their own perspective.
I focus on providing a therapeutic relationship, based on empathy, acceptance and genuineness. Through this process, clients will experience acceptance and a deeper understanding of their feelings and issues. Where appropriate I will incorporate solution focused techniques which focus on a client’s existing resources and future hopes.
I provide ongoing therapy, with regular reviews, as well as one-off support sessions and brief therapy (up to six sessions).
The approach enables clients to work through the blockages and distortions and identify the steps needed to achieve positive change. There are many benefits to this approach including achieving a better understanding of self, releasing insecurities and developing more trust in one self. All of these positive changes are proven to reduce distress and are helpful in combating issues such as anxiety, depression, working through trauma and addressing relationship difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years experience as a counsellor. I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Therapy & Counselling as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
I have also trained in working with survivors of trauma and in solution focused approaches.
I have worked predominantly with adults in a range of general and specific settings including mental health services, LGBTQ services and trauma survivor services.
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
£50 per individual 50 minute counselling session.
£60 per 1 hour supervision session.
£75 per 1.5 hour supervision session.
Can only accept payment via bank transfer.
Main availability is on a Monday, either late afternoon or early evening. However, please do enquire about other days.