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About me

I offer short and long term counselling, either face-to-face, on the phone or online.

I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationship, and work-related issues etc, or if you are feeling sad and need somebody to confidentially listen to your concerns and difficulties.

I have extensive experience in helping clients with addiction, sexuality, and gender-related issues and will offer support to help you through the counselling process and help you to achieve your goals.

I incorporate a holistic approach, including breath-work, meditation techniques, and exploring sensations held in the body to help articulate feelings, whilst calming the mind, body and spirit.

I believe in the innate ability to reach one's full potential and I will help you to accomplish this. I recognise that each person is unique and provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel confident that I will listen and help you to make sense of your past and present, whilst supporting you to make positive changes for the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

L4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

I am a registered member of BACP, which has strict ethical code and professional standards of confidentiality and practice to which I subscribe.

I have worked for the NHS as a counsellor in GP practices and have experience in primary care, for NHS Psychological Services IAPT Program.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Face to Face        £60 per 50-minute session.

Online or phone  £60 per 50-minute session

24 hours notice is required for cancellation.

When I work

I have limited availability for telephone and online counselilng.

Please contact me and I will see if I can arrange a session.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults