I am a fully qualified and insured integrative psychotherapist/counsellor based in the Slad Valley in Stroud. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
My approach is integrative with a person-centred core and drawing on the following theories; psycho-dynamic, transactional analysis, systemic and relational approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Listening Skills (CPCAB)
- Diploma in Auricular Acupuncture
- Body Acupuncture (ATCM)
Prior to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked as a natural health practitioner combining various natural healing modalities, with a main focus on acupuncture and bodywork; I found then and continue to find now the correlation between somatic responses (bodily felt responses) and the emotional self to be both fascinating and inspiring; 'The Body Keeps the Score' says Bessel Van Der Kolk in his studies of brain, body and mind in trauma.
I have an interest in trauma and have worked in CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Services) working with young people who have experienced trauma and abuse. I also work in a category A prison with offenders who are surviving complex trauma and abuse. My CPD tends toward learning about trauma recovery.
I am about to embark on a year long relationship post qualification training programme and feel excited at the prospect of including couples therapy in my practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- £40 per therapuetic hour
- Free first half hour session to get a feel for whether we can work together
- Concessions are available - please contact me to discuss.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm
Types of client