I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor of over twenty years, and have a great deal of experience working within a variety of settings. I have worked in GP Surgeries, mental Health centres and drug and alcohol settings. I have a private practice at home and work evenings and daytimes.
I am committed to working with people in a way which is suitable to them. I believe that sometimes in our life things happen which can feel overwhelming. These are the times when it is often helpful to talk to someone who can be supportive. I believe that at times we can all lose sight of our inner resources and need time to work things through and get back on track.
I can offer a safe place in which you can explore what is going on in your life and how you feel about it. It is important to work with the whole person and understand the links between the mind body and spirit, so that we can work towards gaining a balance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 1995 and am now an Accredited Counsellor BACP
Post Graduate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diet and Nutrition Diploma
I am continually attending courses to update my knowledge.
I have experience of working in:
Mental Health Centres
Secure Units, Prisons/ Detention Centres
Drug and Alcohol Centres
Rape Crisis Centres
I work in an integrative way and feel that it is important to find a way of working which is suitable and at a pace which feels right.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
£45 for a 60 minute session