I am an experienced and highly qualified MBACP counsellor, having practised for 15 years. Worked for RELATE, the well known national counselling organisation as a couples/individual therapist, children and young person's counsellor and family therapist. Trained as a supervisor in 2018. Currently working in the IAPT service within the NHS.
As an experienced and professional therapist, working for charities and in the private sector, my career stems from working with clients, from five years to ninety years old, in various settings.
In my private practice, working on a short or long term basis, helping people to explore and understand their current difficulties, assisting them in finding a more helpful way forward. I use an integrative approach, individually tailoring the work to meet the client's specific needs. this means that I have training in a range of different approaches, which form my working 'tool kit'. The sessions are client lead and in helping you to find the right way forward. in particular, I use Psychodynamic, System and Person Centred approach in my practice with some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, coaching and Mindfulness techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Relationship Therapy
- Diploma in Person Centred Therapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Children and Young Persons Counselling
- Certificate in Supervision
- Certificate in Introduction to CBT
- Certificate in Proficiency of Competency
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
Counselling for problems such as:
- Communication and conflict
- Anger management
- Attachment and loss
- Post adoption issues
- Living with autism
- Divorce and Separation
- Sexual issues including intimacy
- Life stages and change
- Self concept
- Sexual identity
- Gender dysphoria
- Affairs and betrayal
- Blended/Separated families
- Same sex relationships
- Redundancy and the impact of
- Anxiety and stress
- Depression and Mental Health issues
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Rates are on a sliding scale
Supervision £50 (reduction for students)
Since qualifying, I have worked extensively with emotional, trauma induced and relationship problems. These include childhood abuse, abused adults, clients with Autism diagnosis, self harm, self esteem and confidence issues.
I have written and developed therapeutic Emotional Resilience programmes to be delivered in workshops with young people in schools.