Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it may seem there are no answers to your problems. You may feel ashamed, embarrassed or a burden to speak of such problems with family and friends and so become consumed by your feelings.
I am here for you to explore such life issues through a talking therapy in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment. Person-centred counselling is a non-directive approach that provides therapeutic support which allows you to begin on a journey of personal growth and positive changes.
There are many reasons why people enter counselling and below are some examples of different problems counselling may help with:
- Bereavement or loss
- Anxiety and depression
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Relationship difficulties
- Employment issues
- Rape, abuse and domestic violence
- Eating disorders
I have experience of working with all of the above and have therapeutically supported many clients in their personal journeys, assisting them in understanding their problem and ultimately helping increase their self-esteem and empowering change.
I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist which allows the client and my-self to explore different interventions to help with the above problems. CBT works with how our thoughts affect how we feel and behave. This is a collaborative approach between myself and the client as we work together to change these negative thoughts and behaviours.
I offer mid-week daytime appointments in the relaxed environment of my therapy room. This is a 10 minute walk from the local train station or there is free parking available directly outside.
Alternatively I offer daytime or evening Zoom sessions for a more convenient way to access therapy
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic skills & theory
- Level 1 & 2 Safeguarding
- Qualified NLP Practitioner
- PREVENT training
- Bereavement and loss
- Depression & anxiety
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Self harm
- Rape and sexual abuse
- Foundation Diploma in NLP
- Mindfulness training
Continuing to learn and be up to date on current research and techniques is a priority for my personal development. I regulary attend courses and workshops that attribute to my continuing professional development.
Most recently I have increased professional and personal experience of working with all aspects of men's mental health and believe this is an area that I am able to offer positive therapeutic support.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I work within:
Men's mental health
Neuro Linguistic Processing -changing behaviours for a 'better you'
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Initially, I offer a free 10 minute telephone consultation to discuss therapy requirements and make sure I am the right counsellor for you.
- Student counsellors personal therapy - £30.00 per session
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This assures my clients that I have the appropriate qualifications and experience to practice as your counsellor.
I am experienced in dealing with clients from all walks of life.
I am here for you; you do not have to feel alone.