Hello, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about your issues. I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor and my aim is help you unlock the answers that are already inside but might be hidden or trapped by unhelpful thought patterns. Changing these thought patterns can be the key to better mental health. The first thing I also tell all my clients to be kinder to themselves mentally. We all seem to be our own cruelest critics and often our troubles start there.
Our relationship is a key element to your therapeutic development and that is why the first session will be used to make sure that we can work together.
After you have arrived, I will invite you in and once we are both comfortable the session can begin. If you would rather not talk about the specific problem that brought you here straight away that is absolutely fine. There is no rush. Take your time. Get as relaxed as you can be and talk about whatever you want. The time is yours and there is no pressure or expectation. There is no wrong.
I believe that the best person to help you is you, as nobody knows your mind as well as you do. By aiding you in finding these answers means they are more likely to be right for you. One size does not fit all. I work one-on-one with clients meaning you are the sole focus.
I also offer the Rewind Technique to help with Traumatic Memories. It offers a way of permanently stopping the involuntary recall of these memories.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor that is led by you the client. Integrative therapy is a combined approach to counselling that brings together different therapy styles and takes the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Therefore, a common type of integration is where the therapist has a solid base in one theoretical approach that is accompanied by a willingness to carefully incorporate techniques from other therapeutic approaches. My base is as a Person-Centred therapist which means that I aim first and foremost to offer you the support and encouragement you need.
I am a registered member of the BACP and follow their code of ethics.
I currently work with university students mainly at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Derby. I have a private practice in Nottingham NG5 Pelham Road. It has free on street parking right outside the building and there is bus stop just at the end of the road. The building is a newly renovated space which offers comfortable rooms with plenty of privacy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation in person - £20. This will allow us to see if we can work together.
Subsequent 50 minutes session - £45
Due to COVID-19 I now provide online and telephone support every week day to try to support as many people as possible