Registered MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to.
My background experience is in working with abuse survivors; as well as adults and children who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am also a Forest Therapy Practitioner (Shinrin-yoko) and offer a walk and talk style therapy for those who enjoy being around nature.
I am also trained in proving inner-child therapy which a lot of my clients have found incredibly powerful when working through their deep rooted issues.
I work with sexual abuse, domestic abuse, familial abuse, narcissistic abuse, cult abuse, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
I work with the understanding that 'knowledge is power' and the more you understand what is happening to you; the less you fear what's happening to you. This then enables you to rebuild your life as a happier you, your way, by your rules!
What I offer you is a safe, authentic and real relationship that is nurtured and grown through kindness, trust, honesty and acceptance.
I love what I do and have a genuine passion in helping people to heal and get the best out of their lives and relationships.
I have a thriving private practice in and around the East Midlands as well as being commissioned to design and deliver a service user led counselling and well-being service for homeless young people in Leicester City that supports young parents, care leavers, looked after children and unaccompanied asylum seekers.
Going to see a counsellor when we are struggling with our emotional and mental health; or with life in general; should feel as natural as going to see your GP when you have a broken toe!!
So let’s remove the stigma surrounding mental health; counselling is in essence; the biggest investment you can make in yourself personally.
Training, qualifications & experience
2019 CPD - BACP: Working with client anger
2019 CPD - INNER CHILD HEALING
2019 CPD - WORKING WITH GRIEF & LOSS
2019 CPD - Working practically with adult survivors of child abuse
2019 CPD - Working with dissociative clients
2019 CPD - Utilising mindfulness with clients
2019 CPD - Legal obligations to survivors of abuse: Pre-trial therapy, disclosure & safeguarding
2019 CPD - Safety & stabilisation in stage 1 trauma therapy
2019 -2020 Certificate in Counselling Children (Diploma conversion)-Place2be
2019 Nature Therapy Shinrin Yoku Practitioner Training
2019 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2016 CPD Suicide Awareness Training
2016 CPD University of Leicester: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training
2016 Centre for Fun & Families: Accredited Facilitator Fun & Families parenting Course, Living with Teenagers & Grounded Programme
2014 CPD Certificate in Life Coaching
2012 Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with
- LGBT+ related issues
- ritualistic and cult abuse
- narcissistic abuse
I also offer inner-child therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
From £55.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
My fees for private counselling for individuals are £55 per session (payable in advance)
Nature & Forest Therapy Sessions my fees are between £55 - £70 per session dependent on duration (payable in advance)
Fees for organisations, EAPs and charities will vary; please contact me to explore my rates.
When I work
I am pretty flexible; and will work with you to find a time that's suitable for you!