Does life sometimes feel 'too much' and do you feel anxious and unable to cope? Do you feel sad and don't know why? I offer a confidential listening service and I am passionate about supporting someone to make positive changes in their life.
I am a person-centred counsellor and I will support you to find your own empowerment and autonomy. This will enable you to make changes in your life and improve your feelings of well being.
I am non-directive and will work at your own pace and in your own time. I will not advise you or tell you what to do and will work alongside you while you explore thoughts and feelings.
I have a strong understanding of psychological theories and how these can determine behaviour and how these patterns of thinking may be unhelpful to your general well being.
As a member of the BACP I work within the guidelines of the Ethical Framework Document. I am non-judgemental, accepting, empathic and congruent. I am calm and sensitive to the needs of clients. I believe that the counselling relationship is very important and that building trust is fundamental to the relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling Degree 2:1
- Training in Trauma and Attachment
- Domestic Violence Training
- Safeguarding Training
- Child Sexual Exploitation Training.
I have one years in house training in domestic violence with The Blue Door which is a Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Service.
I work at The Blue Door working with complex issues including trauma. I am also a youth worker with experience working with children and young people from eight to twenty one.
I have experience of working with attachment and loss, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, self-harming behaviours, child sexual abuse, domestic violence including emotional, physical and sexual abuse, rape trauma, trauma and PTSD, identity and role confusion, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, unemployment and work place issues, bullying, low self-esteem and sense of value, life transitions and difficulties with change, OCD and phobias,
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Panic attacks
- Rape trauma
- Historic child sexual abuse
£20.00 for the initial consultation.
£30.00 an hour session
£20.00 an hour students and unemployed
£40.00 an hour companies
Concessions offered for
I live in a quiet, rural setting with off road parking available. Please feel free to ring or email me and I will answer any concerns that you may have. We will then organise the initial consultation.