Talking about yourself, your relationships and your struggles can be a daunting prospect – especially when the conversation is with a complete stranger.
Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationship with that person can however help you to navigate the challenges that life throws at you.
I've had many years of experience supporting clients from all walks of life through a range of issues including anxiety, stress, transitions, bereavement, trauma, addiction, relationship struggles, abuse, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. If you're finding life difficult at the moment and would like to talk things through, please contact me. I offer a free 15 minute phone, online or face-to-face introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
I've supported clients in local voluntary sector organisations for many years. Most recently, I worked within a university Wellbeing Service to provide counselling to students.
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 integrate Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theories into my practice. Whilst you may know a lot about these types of therapy already, please do feel free to ask me more about them when we meet.