I am a person-centred counsellor who works with adults, young people and children. I offer a safe space to develop a trustful and healing relationship to address issues including bereavement and loss, difficulties with relationships and low self esteem. I also specialise in offering strategies for relaxation, self care and mindfulness.
I will work with you to address the concerns you are experiencing, helping you to find fresh insights about yourself, how you cope with challenge and why coping sometimes seems very hard. You may want to explore how you relate to others or how you can rediscover a sense of pleasure or joy. You may simply wish to talk something through, or to express your deep or troubling thoughts, or to sit in silence. Perhaps you need to learn new coping strategies or to find ways to achieve relaxation or peace.
After therapy, many clients say that they feel better able to deal with the issues that inevitably arise. Also, many clients say that they have a better understanding of themselves and the patterns that are holding them back in their lives. Finally, clients talk about feeling more in control of their lives, able to manage their fears and anxieties with greater awareness and ease.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold qualifications including a BA (Hons) and MA (Oxon), PGCE and FDSC in Person-centred Counselling.
I worked as a Specialist SEN Teacher in Warwickshire schools for 15 years and, alongside private practice, have worked for Springfield Mind as a counsellor and also as a Wellbeing for Warwickshire practitioner.
I currently work for part of the week for Snowford Grange as a School Counsellor in a number of Warwickshire schools.
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
Sessions will cost £60. I am happy to consider reduced fees for students and the unwaged.