I first began my experience of face-to-face client work over 15 years ago, as a clinical psychologist. Since retraining as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and moving into private practise. I have continued my career by becoming a counselling tutor for the CPCAB and training as a qualified couples relationship therapist, and clinical supervisor. I am a compassionate and down-to-earth person who has always been keen to connect with, understand and support individuals due to my passion in wanting to support the positive mental health and wellbeing of others.
In my previous role as clinical lead for a large mental health charity, I had the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals and services, working within schools and adult services in immigration centres, hospices as a bereavement grief and loss counsellor and supporting individuals with a wide range of complex mental health issues. Which include anxiety, stress and depression, low self-esteem, loss of identity, role or purpose, bereavement therapy including child loss, PTSD, trauma, abuse, self-harm and suicide ideation.
My role as clinical lead also gave me the opportunity to help build a counselling agency to support counselling students and newly qualified counsellors as a placement provider within our organisation. As a mentor and counselling supervisor alongside my role as a tutor, I have a good understanding of what is required to fully support a trainee counsellor and fulfil the needs of their placement in becoming a newly qualified therapist.
I offer clinical supervision to both students and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and any other professionals who require supervision for their practise such as within NHS and education.
As a supervisor, my aim is to create a friendly, safe, open environment to form a trusting professional relationship in order to encourage meaningful and reflective discussion. Working together to explore both the client and your process’, to ensure your practise remains effective and ethical as well as safeguarding you as the Counsellor. My aim is to both support and challenge you in order to encourage your personal growth and for you to reach your full potential as a therapist.
The model of supervision which informs my work is Hawkins and Shohet’s Seven Eyed Model. This model is a relational model, which is particularly helpful in encouraging supervisees to explore all the different aspects of their therapeutic practice. I have over two years’ experience in working with individuals and in group supervision, I am experienced and competent in working with a range of issues, supporting a wide range of counselling students, qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and primary mental health workers.
If you are interested in working together, feel free to contact me by email. Please give me a brief indication of what you are looking for from supervision and your availability. If you haven’t had supervision in the past and you require some further information on how i may help, feel free to get in touch. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
It is important to me that people who come for therapy find a ‘good match’. Having an opportunity to build a trusting relationship. I offer a free 15-minute telephone or online appointment at your convenience to enable us to get a sense of one another and to ensure that I am the right therapist for you. This call gives us the opportunity to find a mutually convenient appointment to begin counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am committed to continuing my professional development and I do so by attending regular supervision, as well as CPD, workshops, training days, and keeping myself up to date with relevant theory and research.
- Level 6 Advanced certificate in Clinical Counselling Supervision, including telephone and online work (Counselling tutor)
- Couples and relationship therapy. (Juliet Grayson)
- Qualification in online and telephone therapies. (Counselling tutor)
- Teaching qualification in education & training. Level 3. PTLLS (CTC)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Skills. PG(Dip)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills. PG(Cert)
- Degree in Clinical Psychology. BA (Hons)
- Child and young person’s Counsellor across schools, academies and services within Wolverhampton and Cannock
- Bereavement, Loss and Grief Counsellor within Birmingham hospice's
- Clinical Lead and Senior Counsellor at the Kaleidoscope Plus Group 2016-2023
- Counselling tutor at Coleshill Counselling Services 2016 to Present
Availability and location
- Face-to-face appointments (limited availability)
- Online Teams appointments (also known as remote, or video sessions- sessions are available nationwide)
- Telephone counselling (sessions are available nationwide)
Sessions are available throughout the week, including evenings and weekends (Subject to availability).
I am fully insured to work online with Holistic Insurance.
I am also a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and follow their ethical framework of good practice.
I am registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and follow GDPR regulations.
Online counselling has the benefit of being accessible from any quiet, secure space where you have access to a stable Wi-Fi connection. This means you can access counselling from the comfort and safety of your own home.
The benefits of online therapy have allowed people to look further afield than their own locality for support. Studies have shown that online therapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy and gives people a greater flexibility in their choice of therapy and therapist.
£55 per session (1 hour/ 60 minutes)
£65 per session (1.5 hours/ 90 minutes)
I do hold limited sessions aside for students offering reduced prices in some circumstances, please contact me to discuss this further.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.