Through my experience of nearly two decades of working within the mental health industry, I have continued to develop my empathy skills, along with a strong sense of compassion for my clients. I have the energy and motivation to wholeheartedly try to help my clients change.
Over the course of my years in practice, I have had the honour to participate in different treatment programmes and within a variety of contextual settings. This has included having the privilege to work at some of the UK’s leading private clinics including: The Priory, Lifeworks Community, and Promis Clinics. I have also worked as a therapist in a prison and at a college. These organisations have taught me to fully understand the different treatment options available. This has enabled me to now use this experience to create dynamic bespoke treatment plans, tailored for a persons individual needs.
I have a speciality of treating addictions, as I have spent many years working with this client group. In addition, my previous work has included working with dynamic client groups, with a variety of illnesses. For example, clients who suffer from diagnosed mental health conditions, including eating disorders and mood disorders- such as anxiety and depression. I also have the skill and dedication to offer help to people who have severe mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
I treat without judgment and with safe boundaries any: age, sex or sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs or no religious beliefs.
Family members and clients have on occasion sent me thank you cards when completing therapy. Some common themes within these cards describe me as; kind, patient, a good listener, trustworthy, having integrity, being compassionate, empathic, gentle, humble, caring and going the extra mile.
If you would like to enquire or ask for any further information please contact me via email or telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied Counselling for 5 years that resulted in the following qualifications: BA (Hons) in Counselling (A BACP accredited course). Foundation Degree Arts FdA in Integrative Counselling (Clarkson Model ), (A BACP accredited course). In addition to this I have maintained continual professional development for over a decade.
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
Research has concluded, that there is a strong indication that a person with family or a caring support system involved in their care, can positively influence and enhance their therapy. I am very fortunate to have gained the experience of facilitating family therapy programmes. So as part of a persons therapy, I can offer family meetings, updates and sometimes family therapeutic interventions.
From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free of charge one hour clinical assessment via FaceTime or Skype. If we proceed, I will then email you a therapeutic contract, for you to read and sign. If we’re in agreement, I will then formulate from the clinical assessment a bespoke collaborative (both of our input) treatment plan for your therapy
Fees: If you are in receipt of government support such as universal credit I am willing to negotiate a fee that is affordable for you.
Week days, evenings and weekends. I can try to find a time to suit.