When someone you love dies, particularly at the moment, it can be life changing. Every day can feel like a struggle. Life can feel pointless and overwhelming. Friends and family want to help but they are often struggling with their own grief or do not know what to do or say. Or you might be experiencing difficult feelings that you do not want to share with them due to fear of being judged or shut down.
I specialise in working with bereavement, either recent or historic, including the loss of a baby. I can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and memories around your loved one so that you can come to terms with your bereavement whilst also gaining a better understanding of yourself, your emotions and patterns of behaviour which will hopefully help you to make better choices and decisions going forward.
I can also help you explore loss associated with big life changes such as parenthood, separation or divorce and career changes and the changes that can arise therefrom. And I can also help you look at other difficult issues such as anxiety, stress or depression brought on by relationship problems or work. Or to explore why you feel dissatisfied or unfulfilled with your life.
I appreciate that it can be hard to reach out and ask for support. Grief is different for everyone and each person needs to find their own way through. It's really important that you find someone who makes you feel safe, understood and able to share. I hope that I can be the person to help you.
I offer an introductory session at the reduced rate of £25 for 50 minutes where we can briefly explore what is going on for you, discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling and I can explain how I work and answer any questions that you might have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy )
I have regular Supervision in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework recommendations
I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- Working with Young People Certificate
I am also a Bereavement Volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Support
I have worked with teenagers in a Sixth Form setting
- Trauma, abandonment and privilege
- Domestic Abuse
- Working with Children & Young People
- Anxiety & Panic issues
- The Legacy of Suicide
- Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity
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.