Talking is hard and there are many reasons why we sometimes feel as though we can't talk to others about what is troubling us, such as we believe there are people whose problems seem worse than ours, or we may feel as though we have not been heard, especially when others are talking over us. Well, I will neither think like that or do that. Clients come to me with a wide range of emotional needs such as anxiety, depression and bereavement & loss among other issues and if you choose to approach me I will strive to offer you counselling which enables personal growth, empowering you to become secure in your self and promotes positive mental wellbeing.
I am a Person-Centred counsellor, which means I trust in your inborn readiness to find fulfilment of your own personal potential and will provide a psychological environment which feels safe, is free from judgements and will empower the capacity for change. Your wellbeing will be the focus of our work together and will lead the direction our counselling journey takes. As a counsellor I offer you understanding, acceptance and will be genuine as we explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours surrounding the issues you would like to bring to counselling.
From personal experience I know coming to counselling can be a huge step and how important it is to find someone you trust and feel comfortable with. Counselling is a time for you to be heard, in a setting that is safe and completely confidential.
Please either call, text or email me if what I'm offering feels as though it could suit your needs or if you have any queries. I do try to reply within 24 hours.
COVID-19 update- I can now offer some face-to-face counselling as well as via telephone or online with Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Dip. HE in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- Cruse Bereavement Awareness ABC Course
- Yellow Door- domestic and sexual abuse prevention charity
- Legacy of Suicide
- Sudden & Traumatic Bereavement
- Trauma Awareness
- Working with Bereavement & Complex Grief
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
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
Initially we start with a 45 minute assessment session which will involve some paperwork, a general overview of what your current problem is, why you have chosen counselling now and a talk about my approach and if we mutually agree it would be helpful.
*Assessment sessions are £30.00 but are currently being offered free until the end of 2020.*
Each subsequent weekly 50 minute counselling session is £45.00
My fees are reviewed annually.
Concessions offered for
Eligibility for concessions to be decided at assessment.