I am a UKCP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 19 years' experience.
I offer short/long term, individual therapy sessions in a confidential, safe space. I use a Gestalt approach and within a non-judgemental relationship, I support you to deepen your understanding of your issues. We work together to discover your needs so you can make choices about how you manage difficulties and live your life. The way we work depends on what you are comfortable with and, as well as talking, can include art; visualisation; drama and movement.
I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues such as anger management; anxiety; depression; loss and bereavement; menopause and mid-life crisis; relationship difficulties; stress, and work related.
I am in regular supervision and abide by the professional Code of Ethics and Practice of the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Gestalt Psychotherapy
PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy
PG Cert Gestalt Psychotherapy
Dip Dramatic Art
Member of The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute
I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with a background of working in education and the theatre. I have 19 years' experience working as a therapist/counsellor in private practice; the voluntary sector; education, and employee assistance programmes.
I regularly attend training events to enhance and develop my skills and recent courses and workshops I have attended covered the following areas: emotional development; mid-life transition; creativity in therapy; life coaching; meditation techniques; and neuroscience and psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work related issues
Monday - Thursday, daytime and evening appointments
My practice is based at Wellspring Complementary Health Centre; 22a Holme Lane; S6 near Hillsborough Corner and close to bus and tram stops. It is also easily accessible by car and on street parking is available.
I provide individual therapy/counselling for young people and adults, male and female, both on a short term and long term basis.