Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile page I am a qualified experienced BACP person-centred therapist offering short term and long term therapy depending on your requirements. I offer a safe ,confidential service where you the client can be accepted and valued. Where we can work together to explore your issues enabling you to make choices and positive changes in your life. I practice from my home a beautiful area in the countryside surrounded by open space with lovely views near the Wrekin.
The most important element of Counselling is building a positive and trusting relationship to feel you can be heard without fear of being judged. Talking about our feelings thoughts and emotions can be difficult. It takes courage to take that first step to be heard when you feel no one listens. I offer that space to work together to solve not one particular problem but to enable you to grow , so that you can cope with the present problem and later problems in a better way. Looking at how the past influences your present and its relevance in your life today. Confidentially working together to breakdown the barriers allowing you to move forward and live a happier more fulfilling life.
"Walk and Talk" Therapy
This is an alternative to the normal Counselling environment being outdoors with nature can help the therapeutic process. Physical activity boosts mental health and improves overall mood and helps to reduce stress levels. Walks can be tailored to suit the client and their needs. When we exercise ,our bodies release chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body. Clients describe feeling more energized after sessions with improvement in their sleep patterns.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Counselling skills level 3
- Counselling Skills level 2
- Level 1 in Counselling skills
- Motivational Interviewing Certificate
- Maastricht Alternative Approach Practitioner
- C.B.T with Heart foundation training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Safeguarding Adults and children certificates.
Further Training certificates.
Self Harm awareness, Working with childhood trauma and abuse, Attachment- from attachment theory to freedom, Exploitation and vulnerability training, Maastricht advanced training, Understanding dissociation and trauma and Neuroscience in the therapy room.
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
I am currently working in Drug and Alcohol recovery for the NHS for the last three years. . I have been a crisis worker for four years supporting survivors of Rape and sexual abuse both with adults and children.
I have experience of working in an educational setting counselling children 11 plus for the last two years. I have also trained has a Maastricht interviewer for hearing voices ,paranoia and problematic thoughts.
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £40.00 per session.
Couples counselling £60.00 per session.
I offer Counselling students a discounted rate at £30.00 per session.
Payment is accepted by either cash or bank transfer at the commencement of the session.
Cancellations received 24 hours before the scheduled session will not be charged.
Cancellations within 24hours will be charged at the full rate.
The therapeutic hour is 50 minutes.
Appointments are flexible morning , afternoon, evenings and some weekend availability.
I am on the BACP register for Counsellors and psychotherapist, this is a register approved by the professional standards authority for health and social care.
I practice under my own professional civil liability insurance.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate to work with adults and children.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and attend regular supervision and peer group supervision.
I continue to work on updating my knowledge by attending regular workshops and training courses.