Many of us reach a chapter in our lives where we may feel stuck, unhappy, confused, unable to move forward or something we can't quite explain. Together we can work through these thoughts & feelings to find a way that works for you. I am interested in hearing your experiences & provide a safe & open environment for you to feel able to share. I am not able to give advice but I can share the journey with you & together we can try to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, memories & relationships.
I see clients weekly for 60 minute sessions for as long as is needed. I work in an integrative way which means I draw from different methods to find the best way for you at that time. I believe that each of us is unique, our stories are all different & therefore counselling should reflect that. I also offer group work for those who would prefer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in health and social care settings for over 25 years including mental health, learning disability and community care services. I also have experience working with chronic and life limiting illness and end of life. I have worked for a local Counselling service since 2018 and set up private practice in 2019.
I began my counselling training in 2005, returning to qualify as an integrative counsellor in 2019: -
- Level 2 NCfE in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 4 NCS Professional Counselling Diploma
I have also undertaken many additional training courses including trauma, loss and grief, online therapy and goals in therapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
End of life work
Life story based work
I offer a free 30-45 minute initial consultation.
My fees are £45 for a 60 minute session, however I am able to offer concessions for students, keyworkers and construction workers through the Mates in Mind scheme.
I am also flexible with the length of the session so if you would prefer a longer or shorter session then I can amend the cost.
Concessions offered for
I also offer group work through my Reading for Wellbeing project.