I am a Diploma qualified counsellor and started working as a counsellor in 2001. I am currently studying for a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Training Institute.
I work with some clients who require brief therapy for a pressing issue that is having an immediate impact on their lives. I have also worked with clients on a longer term basis , ranging form one year to several years.
I specialised for almost eight years in working with men who were survivors of childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault in adulthood. I have also worked in a hospice helping family members experiencing pre and post bereavement difficulties. My work has also involved working with adults dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally in my role as a counsellor I have worked in a GP surgery supporting clients through issues such as depression, anxiety , sexuality issues as well as issues around leaving cult religions.
In my work I invite clients to share their thoughts and feelings at their own pace in a safe and non judgmental environment. I believe the most effective therapy occurs when we work collaboratively together to explore and resolve the events that have lead you to make the brave step to make contact for therapy. I will commit to being an active participant in your quest to understand and resolve what is causing you difficulty. I believe we all have the capacity within ourselves to find the answer and the counselling process is a way to bring that out and it is my job to facilitate that. I will not tell any of my clients what they must do. My hope is that through our work together you will come to a conclusion that works for you. I offer the space to try out and experiment with any new strategies we come up with to help work through the challenges of daily life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling(humanistic)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Ceriticate in Counselling Skills
Making Trauma Therapy Safer (Babette Rothschild 2 day workshop)
Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality (Grayrock 1 day workshop)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions are 50 minutes and the fee is £50. This can be paid on a weekly basis either in person or via bank payments.
Assessment sessions can take up to one hour and will also incur a fee of £50.