At some point in our lives we all encounter difficulties. We each have unique experiences of these struggles and at times they can feel overwhelming. Experience and research lets us know that therapy can help. You may seek therapy if you feel stressed, anxious or struggle with low mood. You might find yourself affected by current or past experiences related to work, the home or relationships. Or it might be that you simply long for a confidential space to be heard and understood. Counselling and psychotherapy can help wherever you are in your life, including areas of…
~ Anxiety and panic attacks ~ Big life transitions ~ Depression and low mood ~ Eating difficulties ~ Grief, loss and bereavement ~ Overwhelming emotions ~ Personal growth ~ Search for meaning ~ Sexuality and relationships ~ Shame, low self-esteem, guilt ~ Trauma and abuse
How I work: the person-centred approach
My core training is in the person-centred approach, which holds the value of the therapeutic relationship at its core. Offering empathy and being genuine and non-judgemental can create a safe space for you to be heard and accepted. This in turn can nurture empowerment and self-acceptance within yourself.
I aim to offer calm grounding at a time that might be troubling or distressing for you, and can be with your life experiences without expectation or judgement. I hope to maintain a presence towards you that is warm and understanding. Careful listening can help you to feel understood and discover parts of yourself. If you struggle to connect to yourself and others, noticing your feelings can help you to develop self-acceptance, connection and compassion.
I am interested in trauma and the body and how it can hold and resolve traumatic experiences. I refer to Polyvagal theory as a way to understand, track and bring compassion to our nervous system states. In this sense, a more process guided approach can be brought in when needed by the client.
Either way, wherever you are in your life, I am open to hearing from you and seeing if there is a way we can work together to support you. The initial free 30 minute session is a good way to meet each other and to get a sense of what the therapeutic journey might look like.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
Sessions are currently taking place online.
I offer a 30 minute free initial consultation.
Sessions are £45 per 1 hour.
If you find that money will be a barrier to having a session then I am open to discussing a concession fee that works for both of us.
When I work
Mainly available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday although sometimes offer sessions out-with this.
I am best reached by email