There are times when the stresses and strains of life can seem overwhelming; when the thought of having to make yet another decision, or put on a brave face once again, can feel like the straw that might break the camel’s back.
I will offer you a non-judgemental, safe space to explore any issues, challenges, anxieties or general feelings of unhappiness or apathy that may be making you feel that you have lost your way, or even yourself. You will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the problems you are facing and through doing so- develop new perspectives on life and capacities for growth and change; finding a way out of the fog, whilst developing a way of being, that will enable you to draw on your own inner resources for a clearer, happier future.
I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am fully insured and work from a private practice in Newport Pagnell as well as having the opportunity to use a room at the West Bletchley Well Being and Counselling Service, should that be more convenient for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
IARTT International Association For Rewind Trauma Therapy
I am committed to continuing my professional development, which means that I regularly attend workshops and training in many different areas of mental health and well-being.
I have worked at a community-based counselling service for the past 4 years in a number of different roles and within this time, I have gained experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, who have come to counselling with a very varied range of issues. I have worked in both brief and long-term therapy.
I attained a BSL Level 2 qualification in 2005 and have worked with two deaf clients. I am not fluent in BSL but have an understanding of deaf awareness and have some sign language ability.
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
I offer an initial consultation for £15.
Subsequent 50 minute sessions: £35.