I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. I believe it is very important to feel comfortable working with a counsellor with whom you have a relationship built upon trust, openness and honesty, where you can feel accepted without judgement. I offer an initial free telephone consultation where we can discuss any questions you may have around counselling. This is important so we can identify together how therapy can be useful to you. Additionally, in the first session, I explain how I work (for example confidentiality, cancellations, fees) and what you can expect from me.
It is often easier to talk about our own issues or a relationship problem with a person (Counsellor) who is independent from friends and family. Life’s events can be difficult to deal with at times, including such things as relationship break down, work stress, bereavement, health issues, panic attacks, low mood and dips in confidence or self-esteem. My aim is to offer a safe and supportive environment where you will feel able to freely talk about the issues that brought you to counselling.
I practice as an integrative counsellor, which means that I work with many therapeutic techniques and methods to suit the individuality of my clients. These techniques include CBT, solution focused and mindfulness.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years of experience counselling in a variety of settings including the NHS, Lift Psychology, and private practice, adult and children’s charities, schools, colleges and the Sexual Assault Referral Centre. I am currently working alongside Splitz offering therapy for victims of sexual abuse and assault.
I have experience of working with young people (13-18 years) in both group settings and individually with issues such as anxiety, low mood and low self esteem.
I also work with couples with relationship difficulties.
- Level 1, 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I attend regular supervision and am committed to regular Continual Professional Development (CPD).
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work to the BACP ethical framework.
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
Pet bereavement, Pre-Trial Therapy
Sessions are for 55 minutes.
£45 for adults and £35 for 13-18 year olds.
The fee for couples counselling is £45 per 55 minute session.
Trainee counsellor /student fee is £35 per 55 minute session.
Concessions offered for
I can be easily contacted via email or a text. I will then arrange a convenient time to call you. I work with adults, couples and young people from the age of 13 years upwards. I am fully insured and have DBS clearance.
I welcome trainee/student counsellors and I can offer concessions while you are undertaking your own counselling training.
Face to face sessions, (Covid-19 guidelines permitted) are held either at my private practice, Solace, in beautiful rooms conveniently located in Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon or alternatively in a similar setting, Ahead4therapy, close to the market square in Devizes.