I am a psychodynamic counsellor with 30 years experience. I began my training with Relate (Marriage Guidance at the time) and have subsequently gained a masters degree in psychodynamic counselling at Reading University. I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with BACP, and am also an accredited supervisor. I am registered as a psychotherapeutic counsellor with UKCP.
I began my counselling career working mostly with couples, though even with Relate there is much individual work done. These days I work both with individuals and couples, in both cases looking at relationship issues. I firmly believe that the most effective work is done with an open-ended contract, as each individual is unique and works at their own pace. However, we do not live in an ideal world so, when the choice is a limited number of sessions or nothing, then I do believe some useful insight can be achieved with shorter term work. Clients are free to leave at any time, but it is important to bear in mind that when things feel bad it is often the best time to try to continue with the work. Facing the reasons for negative feelings is of great importance in effecting change.
I work from home where I have an upstairs consulting room which is generally quiet, even though I live near the town centre. My room is at the back of the house. It is a carpeted room which I keep comfortably warm. I am within walking distance of the town centre and train station. I am on a bus route, and there is unregulated parking in the immediate area and two hour parking nearby.
I generally work on at least a once a week session which as far as possible is at the same time and on the same day each week.
I believe deeply in the psychodynamic approach to counselling, which means that I would work with you to understand how experiences from childhood to the present have affected your life. It is often these experiences that can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression, which will impact your self confidence, self esteem and relationships both personal and at work. By confronting these issues together and working through the associated feelings, we can begin to bring about long lasting improvements to the quality of your life and relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited by BACP
BACP Accredited Supervisor
United Kingdom Registered Counsellor
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
£48 per session for individuals
£60 per session for couples
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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