There are times in our lives when we all feel vulnerable, perhaps might not feel listened to, or might just feel something just is not feeling quite right. I aim to provide, to the best of my ability, a supportive and non-judgemental environment in which you will be given time and space where you feel comfortable and safe to talk about whatever is troubling you.
My training as a counsellor has been in humanistic counselling and I work predominately with a person centred approach and working in this way I can help clients with a wide range of emotional difficulties, though have a special interest in working with clients experiencing bereavement and/or loss.
I am able to offer flexible appointment times to suit you. Sessions are currently taking place either online, or over the telephone, whichever is more convenient to you and offer you the opportunity to direct your counselling by selecting the method of communication which you feel most comfortable with. You choose, the time, place and pace of your counselling to suit your needs.
Initially, I offer a free, no obligation, initial consultation of up to 50 minutes. This is not a counselling session, more an opportunity for us to get to know each other. For you to get some idea of how I work and for me to gain an understanding of what has brought you to counselling; your expectations, and whether I will be able to help you.
I hold a current DBS certificate, and am fully insured. As a registered member of the BACP and accredited member of the NCS, I am fully committed to continuing my professional development and adhering to the standards of both the BACP and NCS ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
- AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (QCF)
- AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- AQA Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- NCFE Cache Level 2 Cert. Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- BSc (Hons) in Social Policy
Training in online/telephone counselling
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Bereavement and Loss
I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute consultation. This is not a counselling session, more an opportunity for us to get to know each other. For you to get some idea of how I work and for me to gain an understanding of what has brought you to counselling, your expectations, and whether I will be able to help you.
Initial consultation fee: Free
Counselling Sessions (50 minutes) £40
I work from home in a designated counselling room which is on the ground floor and the room is wheelchair accessible. There is also a ground floor toilet (though this is not yet wheelchair accessible).
My practice is a short walk from the main Newport-Cowes bus route, there is usually on-street free parking, or parking space on my driveway.
Please let me know if you have any questions about accessibility.