As a counsellor, my main priority is my client's safety. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework principles of Beneficence (a commitment to promoting the client’s wellbeing) and Non-maleficence (a commitment to avoiding harm to the client). With this in mind, I will be returning to face-to-face working, in a room that enables social distancing, for those clients who wish to work in this way, from the 24th May. I will then be fully vaccinated, and current research suggests this will significantly reduce the likelihood of transmission of the virus. Due to how new all this is, I will be keeping a watchful eye on the data around this and adjusting my practice accordingly. I will be working in a building with COVID secure protocols in place, and doing everything in my ability to make the experience of coming to therapy as safe as possible. In return, I ask that you do not attend your session if you have COVID symptoms, wear a mask when entering the building and in all shared areas, use the sanitizer provided upon arrival, and arrive on time for your session as we cannot currently offer a waiting area.
For more information about the practice rooms, please go to the 'Cost & Location' page.
If you'd prefer to have your therapy online, I will still be offering online appointments alongside my face-to-face work, so you can choose the method that helps you feel safest.
I have undertaken a BACP approved proficiency course (the badge for this is pictured at the bottom of the page) in providing online therapy, and am currently completing an 80 hour Diploma in Online and Distance Therapy, with the School of Applied Mental Health.
I have received a few enquiries about the potential of 'walk-and-talk' ecotherapy. I am looking into this as something I may offer in the future, but feel I need to continue my research in order to be able to offer it in a safe and professional manner.