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About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor of counsellors and trainee counsellors. I have seventeen years of experience working as a therapist with patients and clients in the NHS, charitable and private settings and I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I offer both long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. Some people are in crisis or feeling 'on the edge' of breakdown while others are struggling with an on-going 'stuck-ness' and the repetition of unhealthy patterns either in the way they relate to themselves or others. These situations can create fear, anxiety, depression, anger and shame or embarrassment and can create misery and a sense of 'waste' as life passes by.

I describe myself as a developmental, relational and emotionally focused therapist where patterns of relating to oneself, other people and the world in general are explored with a particular focus on feelings. A central principle of my work is to help create a confidential, honest and open relationship between us. This relationship often mirrors relationships in life and can be used as a safe and creative place to make changes and choices, practice new skills and make sense of your own 'story'. New skills and knowledge can then be transferred into the world outside the therapy room.

In the course of our work we may explore patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour from childhood to the present with the aim of making positive changes. Crisis work often leads onto exploring personal development issues, difficult decisions and dilemmas or issues with work, working relationships and/or work/life balance. I have a particular interest and skills in supporting people who have had traumatic experiences in their adult and /or childhood relationships. These experiences can leave a deep wound in the personality and building a trusting, safe relationship with a therapist can help to process and heal the injuries.

People often seek therapy because unhealthy patterns are repeating and their potential for happiness, success, satisfaction or contentment is not being fulfilled and they feel lost, 'stuck' or perhaps desperate. My aim is to help you fulfil your potential in these areas of your life and get 'on the move' again and past whatever is making you feel paralysed in life. In my experience a 'breakdown' of familiar 'coping' mechanisms can be an opportunity for a 'breakthrough' and the development of new and more productive ways of enjoying life and relationships.

My background is in nursing, health visiting, teaching and training which has given me a broad and diverse experience of working with all types of people. The type of problems that I deal with in the course of my work include experiences from childhood or adolescence, including childhood abuse or neglect, traumatic experiences of loss, separation or change, witnessing or experiencing domestic abuse or arguments, problems with parenting, attachment and bonding, infertility issues, low self-esteem, self-loathing and body shame, relationship problems or transitions, bereavement  and disability. I also have experience of helping people with work related stress, anxiety, depression, bullying and harassment and disciplinary issues at work. 

I am a qualified online counsellor and psychotherapist and work by telephone, Skype, Zoom, instant messaging and therapeutic e-mail exchanges.

I work respectfully and responsibly within the BACP and UKCP  codes of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as an high intensity therapist with Trent Psychological Services providing psychotherapeutic interventions to adult clients in primary care across the Trent region. I also have substantial experience of working as a specialist counsellor with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust supporting staff across three different health trusts and in diverse work areas. I have skills and training experience which I can share in mindfulness, stress management, critical incident care, trauma treatment and building resilience at work. I have managed an online e-counselling service in the NHS which increased access for staff who work shifts, had caring responsibilities or were experiencing other barriers to attending face to face sessions and I have been trained as a coach for recovery which offers life coaching skills for people recovering from either physical or mental/emotional health issues and this approach can be very helpful for focussing on the 'here and now' and promoting action and 'moving forward' particularly when traumatic experiences have created 'stuck-ness'.

Alongside this I work independently as an integrative psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short term (6-30 sessions) and longer term (1-5 years) therapy. I also work in an on-going way with some clients who want to continue therapy for on-going personal development and emotional wellbeing. A mutual assessment will determine the type of therapeutic work undertaken and I am open to most presenting issues. The most important factor in determining the success of therapy is the 'fit' between therapist and client and I encourage meeting therapist's to find a good 'fit'. Some of the opportunities of this type of work are the freedom to work outside the limitations of the health/medical profession and a prescribed number of sessions. It gives both therapist and client an opportunity to invest in personal development and healing with fewer constraints and more choices.

I have had various experience in different counselling and psychotherapy settings throughout my trainings and after qualifying. I have worked in a primary health care setting in the NHS and as an associate counsellor with Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy Service and Cornestone Counselling and Therapy Centre, Care First Employee Assistance Programme and Academy Schools staff support. I have also worked with Freed Beeches a specialist eating disorder service funded by the NHS and providing services in the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire areas.

My formal qualifications include:

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and UKCP Registration
BA (Hons)in Community Health Care Nursing
DPSN Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing
HE Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Online Counselling
Certificate in Coaching For Recovery
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
I am a registered nurse (RGN) and a registered health visitor(RHV)

I undertake 4.5 Hours of monthly clinical supervision of my work to ensure that I provide an effective, safe and ethical service.

I have seventeen years of experience working as a trainee and qualified counsellor and then as a psychotherapist since 2013.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parenting Issues
Attatchment and Bonding Issues
Infertility
Step Family Issues
Divorce and Seperation
Isolation and Loneliness
Workplace bullying harassment and disciplinary issues

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £60.00 per one hour session for individual psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling. I offer concessions to students and two on-going low-cost places in my caseload for people on a low income or who are unemployed.

My fee for supervision is £60.00 per hour and I currently have availability for trainee or qualified counsellors interested in an integrative supervision which is relational, developmental and has a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic influence.

When I work

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8am - 8pm Monday and Thursday with a possibility of earlier or later appointments if necessary. Please contact me if you prefer other days/times as I generally have some flexibility.

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) the UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified integrative supervisor clinical teacher and trainer .

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