I am a Person Centred counsellor with experience in helping individuals to navigate their sensitive thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe space for you to talk freely about anything without fear of judgement and our sessions can be short or long term engagements. Your wellbeing will be my sole focus and will lead the direction of our work together. Individuals come to me with a wide range of emotional needs, including anxiety, depression and bereavement, loss etc., and I continually strive to offer conditions which will enable you personal growth, empowering you to become secure in your self and promote positive mental wellbeing.
Talking is hard and there are many reasons why it can sometimes feel as though talking to others doesn't seem to be an option, such as believing there are individuals whose problems seem much worse or not feeling properly heard, especially when others tend to talk over us. I neither believe a person's concerns are less worthy nor will I talk over you.
I know, from personal experience, how huge taking the first step to counselling is and the importance of finding someone you can trust, are comfortable with and able to share your innermost thoughts and feelings. It is crucial you feel heard, what you share remains confidential and that you feel genuine warmth and understanding.
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.
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
- Single Session Therapy Workshop
- Cruse Supervisor Training Course
- 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
Assessment sessions are £30.00
Assessment sessions are normally up to 45 minutes long and will usually involve me asking you some questions to get an overall general idea of what your current problem is, and why you have chosen counselling now. There will also be a discussion about the type of talking therapy I offer, and if we both agree it would be helpful to you.
Each ongoing weekly 50 minute counselling session is £45.00
My fees are reviewed annually.
Some early morning and evening appointments are available, especially online via Zoom or 'phone, please either email, text or call me for more information.
Talk to me about what concessions I offer, the past year has meant finances are stretched for some, that doesn't need to be a barrier to accessing counselling.