If you’re considering counselling, you might like to know a little more about me as I understand how daunting it can be taking that first step to contact someone when you feel you need help.
My initial training to become a counsellor took place over a period of four years and I qualified in 2010. Before going into private practice, I worked with several organisations including Dorothy House Hospice Care and Victim Support and I’ve now been working from my current location for 5 years. I also work with Barnardos Link Adoption Support as well as several Employee Assist Programmes.
I believe that the relationship you build with a counsellor is key to the work and I work in a collaborative, non-judgemental and respectful way. My aim is to create a safe space to work alongside you towards an outcome that you are happy with
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
- Certificate in supporting victims of sexual violence (Victim Support)
- Certificate in supporting victims of domestic violence (Victim Support)
- Certificate in Adoption Support – registered with Ofsted through Barnardos
- Certificate in bereavement support (Dorothy House Hospice)
In addition to my core training, I regularly update and broaden my skills by attending CPD (continuing professional development) workshops and training and I have a particular interest in trauma and dissociation.
I am an accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy* (BACP), the definition of which is “Accreditation is a higher quality standard for our more experienced members. To become accredited, members must complete many hours of training, practice and supervision and go through our rigorous application and assessment process”
As a requirement of membership of BACP, how I work is regularly reviewed with monthly clinical supervision sessions to ensure safe working practice – please be assured that clients are not identifiable.