An integrative counsellor means that I use a combination of theories including - person-centred therapy and psychodynamic counselling - with the aim of best matching the approach to the goal of the work and person who I am working with.
My approach assumes that the quality of our meeting is more important than any technique or theory that I use, and that different issues have meanings particular to the individual. Open communication is the key.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
For further information, see www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. I have a BA in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Alongside my general counselling experience I have worked for specialist service organisations covering self-harm, crisis support, substance misuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse. I work as a counsellor for the NHS alongside my private practice.
Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT played a central theme in my diploma I would describe myself as an Integrative counsellor. I will adapt my model and use creativity within my work, such as exploration through objects or art.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
My standard fee is £45.00 per hour for an individual session. I also maintain a reduced price place and anyone who is interested in this should enquire whether this is vacant at present.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|