I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential and safe space to support you in overcoming difficulties you may be experiencing in life. There may be many reasons why you feel you need to access other support other than talking to family and friends. Sometimes we can feel very stuck in our lives, this could either be in our relationships or with particular emotional problems. And sometimes, experiencing painful life events can make it difficult for us to know what to do to move beyond these difficult times.
Counselling will give you a time and place to be heard when you need it most.
How Can I help?
I work in a relational way, which means that I place great importance in the relationship we develop together. I will not tell you what to do about your difficulties. What I will do, is listen to what you bring and will provide you with a time and a place in which you can explore your difficulties, without judgement.
I can help you:
- To feel supported and heard
- To explore how you relate to others
- To think about your difficulties and how you can overcome them
- Develop your resilience
- Understand and process issues from your past
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues including: Suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety and stress, trauma, self-harm, isolation, relationship problems, work related problems and personality disorders.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- Counselling Skills Level 3
- Therapeutic Counselling level 2
- BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) – Certificate Of Proficiency.
I also hold a Diploma of Higher Education in Housing Professional Studies and a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training.
Prior to beginning my journey as a counsellor, I worked as a Manager in a Local Government Housing Service and as a Family Support Worker in a Local Government Children and Families Service.
I was also an Employment Advice and Guidance Worker helping people to find employment and access education and training. It was in these roles that I was prompted to begin my counselling training.
I continue my professional development through my client work, clinical supervision, coaching and regular on-going training.
As a Person-Centred Therapist, I also continue my own personal development alongside my clients, who teach me valuable life lessons with every interaction.
Introduction to Asperger's syndrome and Autism spectrum Disorder, Children and Young People Safeguarding, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Art Therapy Techniques, Online Counselling.
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
My fees are £40.00 per 60 minute session for counselling.
I offer an initial appointment for £20.00 where we would agree a number of sessions that we would meet. I work with people both short and long term and we can review on a regular basis how long we will work together, according to your needs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am currently offering online or telephone counselling only.
I work to the Ethical Code of the BACP to ensure safety and standards I my counselling work.
Please contact me on: 07503 820826 or email me if you would like any further information