At those times when life is difficult we often turn to family and friends who can provide valuable support and advice. But this isn’t always possible. We may feel isolated or away from our usual support system or we may feel the very people we would talk to may be too close to the difficulties we are facing to be able to help. Sometimes we may just have a sense that it might be time to find someone trained to listen and help us to sort out thoughts and feelings out.

As a professional counsellor and a Registered and Accredited Member of The Bristish Association of Counselling and Psycotherapy (BACP), I will be ready to listen to you, and work with you on the issues you face. I offer a high standard of confidentiality. This means that you can come and talk to me about whatever is happenng in your life, knowing that what you say will stay between us.

There are three exceptions to the complete confidentiality I offer, these are that:

Counselling offers the opportunity to talk and express emotions freely, safe in the knowledge that everything stays confidential.
  • In line with good practice under the code of ethics of the BACP I receive regular supervision from an experienced supervisor. My supervisor in turn maintains the same level of confidentiality as myself.
  • If I was concerned that you were in danger of harming yourself or someone else I might wish to consult with your GP or another professional. However I would always seek to discuss this with you first.
  • If I would be liable to civil or criminal court proceedings if the information was not disclosed.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask about how this works then we can discuss them in an initial Taster Session .