I am a Registered and Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I qualified in 2001 and became accredited in 2008.
My approach is integrative using different theoretical models within the humanistic framework including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis), Gestalt and Person-Centred. I work with adults, couples, older adults and young people over the age of 16. I can provide either long term or short term counselling.
My counselling experience includes working with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship problems, work related issues, health related issues, self-esteem, personal awareness and development. This is by no means an exhaustive list, full details of issues I work with can be found on either the BACP Directory ‘It’s Good to Talk’, (see link below), or the Counselling Directory, (see link below).
I have experience of working in primary care both with the NHS and privately. I have additional training in working with couples and groups, and have over 5 years specialist counselling experience of working with bereavement and loss. I am also an approved counsellor/psychotherapist for certain health insurance companies and EAP providers.
I frequently attend continuing professional development events and workshops keeping my knowledge and skills up to date. I am insured, attend regular professional supervision, and abide by BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am a Relate trained Trainer and run training courses on ‘Counselling Skills for Non Counsellors’, 'Parent Mentoring,' 'Taking Charge of your Life' and 'Parenting Apart'.