Having already supported people through; trauma, abuse, bereavement, domestic violence, relationships issues, depression, addiction, and suicidal attempts and ideation, that when my career as a Royal Military Police Officer came to a natural end, I pursued my career as a counsellor because I wanted to continue to support others.
Life can be tough, filled with challenges which have helped to build your character, but it may also be such experiences which have led you to seek counselling support.
Through guidance and support, in a safe space free from judgement or external influences, you will be able to explore whatever you choose, at a pace comfortable for you, around issues and experiences you wish to share.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor in the modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Counselling (PCT), Child and Adult Trauma focused therapy and Integrative counselling. I have my own private practice 'Look Within Therapy' and I am currently employed as an Assessment Officer & Counsellor offering support to adults, young people and children.
I also have counselling experience in prisons, working with some very complex clients who suffer from PTSD, mental health issues, bereavement, addiction, childhood trauma, disassociation and relationship problems
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
From £45.00 to £60.00
Person Centered Therapy (PCT) a talking therapy £45.00 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) a directive, solution focused therapy £45.00 - Integrative, a combination of PCT & CBT £45.00 - Hypnotherapy £60.00
Your life experiences, cultural background and upbringing are some of the reasons that make you unique! Therefore anything you wish to work through in therapy will be tailored specifically to your individual needs. There is a vast range of issues which clients may bring to therapy - anxiety, depression, PTSD, emotional, physical or sexual abuse and OCD to name but a few. Maybe you are currently feeling stuck, unable to share things that have happened, with people close to you.
Perhaps you are very self critical, lack confidence or have low self-esteem affecting your happiness and relationships. You may be struggling to move on with your life following the loss of a loved one, pet, job, a relationship breakdown or lonely and just want someone to talk to.
No matter what the problem is, counselling can help you to explore and understand events and relationships, past and present. It will help you to process anything which is preventing you from being happy, enabling you to come to terms with, accept or move forward with your life.
During the first session I will carry out an assessment. This will identify problems that are causing you pain and unhappiness, areas which I can support you through. We will then discuss the options of therapy such as; talking, directive or integrative. If you need guidance choosing which type of therapy is for you I can guide your decision.