It takes courage to embark on the therapeutic journey, yet it is one that can be personally and professionally transformational even if that might feel unlikely at the outset. It may help to understand, come to terms with, and get through the most challenging situations, overwhelming feelings, self-doubt, low self-esteem. The environment offers a non-judgemental, understanding, confidential and safe environment. This invites you to unpack and explore your emotions at your own pace, to unload and express whatever it is that you have been holding on to, or struggling with. Understandably, many clients are keen to know how long the process may take. I work with clients in 'short term' therapy, which can be 6-12 weeks and in that time look at ways of addressing issues such as anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, life changes. Or there is 'long term' work anything from 3 months onwards where we explore repetitive patterns of behaviour, life choices, addiction, trauma, and experiences from childhood for example.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a professional and dedicated therapist with a good experience of working with adults and older adults (65+) with a broad range of issues and concerns such as abuse, addiction, anxiety, bereavement and depression. As well as my private practice, I work in the public sector for an NHS Trust providing medical staff with emotional support during the coronavirus pandemic.
Member of BACP
Certificate: Tavistock and Portman Institute: Understanding Trauma 2019
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£50 for a 50 minute session, daytime and early evening
Some concessionary places available
I am able to work two evenings a week
During the Covid-19 lockdown I began working with clients using Zoom and the telephone. I am continuing to work remotely for clients who do not feel ready to work face-to-face. Please feel free to book a consultation by emailing me.