I have been a psychotherapist for a long time and have worked in different settings – working in a charity offering low cost counselling for those on low income, working within an NHS setting offering short term work for those with GP referrals and in a Secondary School seeing adolescents for short term and long term work, as well as working privately. I have also worked in a University setting as part of the Wellbeing team seeing students for short term counselling, alongside my private work. I offer weekly or twice weekly appointments dependent on need and choice.
I have over 25 years experience in education and I offer INSET days for schools and colleges and companies on mental health awareness. I have given many talks and workshops on mental health and given lessons and assemblies on wellbeing for adolescents.
I have a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling and am an accredited and registered member of the BACP (British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist.) This is a government approved voluntary organisation which ensures that it’s members are of a high professional standard. I adhere to their Code of Ethics and have an enhanced DBS certificate as well as insurance to cover my work.
Below is a list of the areas that I have specialised in. if you don’t find yourself on this list, it doesn’t mean that I can’t or won’t see you – the list reflects the areas that I have either studied in much more depth or had further training and experience in.
- Anxiety and Depression (inclusive of self-harm and suicide)
- Trauma and Abuse (both victim and perpetrator) and includes PTS, PTSD and working with Veterans
- Anger issues (inclusive of issues of controlling behaviour)
I charge £55.00 per session for adults which are 50 mins long and £50.00 per session for adolescents which are 40 mins long. Each session will be on the same time and day each week.