Hi. I have been helping people to heal for over 18 years now. I have helped people with issues such as depression, anxiety anger management, unresolved trauma/PTSD and a host of other issues.
I aim to offer you a safe space to explore your issues as well as practical strategies for helping you to feel better and make constructive changes to you life. My training includes Focusing and Experiential psychotherapy, including mindfulness, person centred, whole body focusing psychotherapy, and more.
I hold an MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy, and a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer Focusing oriented - person centred and integrative psychotherapy and counselling. I have also completed additional Trauma training, Whole Body Focusing psychotherapy and Mindfulness. I offer therapy beyond the talking cure.
I offer practical mindfulness based strategies for you to work with your issues both inside and outside of the therapy room. I offer handouts that can help you with trauma symptoms, anger management issues, addictions, anxiety and more. This strategies can be broadened out and used for other life issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy,( University of East Anglia)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Surrey)
Diploma in Theraputic Supervision, ( CPCAB Level 6)
Focusing skills certificate, (British Focusing Association)
Certificate in counselling Skills ( RSA Certificate)
I have counselled people who experienced many distressing life situations, including bereavement, depression, addiction, suicidal feelings and thinking, abuse as children, bullying, and other issues. Many clients have told me that over the course of the therapy they have begun to feel better about themselves, and have made constructive changes to their lives.
I have also helped people recover from PTSD and more complex trauma issues. I offer an integrative approach including Trauma Education, use of effective affect regulation strategies that help you to process and reduce the trauma reactions to that you can begin to heal. Adapted Mindfulness exercises, combined with Focusing and resourcing are essential elements of Trauma recovery.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a Quaker and happy to explore issues around faith and spirituality.
I want to make counselling available to all, and therefore I have a flexible approach to charges.
My standard Rate is £50 for a full 1 hour session.
Concessions for ongoing counselling are available for those on Income Support, Income Based JSA, those on low income, and students on counselling courses. My student rate is £35 per hour, including related paperwork. My minimum fee for people in income based benefits is £35 per full hour session.
Men and counselling
Many men are reluctant to come into counselling. We often want to solve problems on our own, or fear becoming dependant.
Feedback from one of my male clients, was that he liked Focusing because: 'it really gives me the tools for the job, and helps me deal with problems in the real world, and not just the therapy session'.
If you want to try focusing oriented psychotherapy with me, then you only have to book one session. If you like what you experience, then you can book each session at a time. You do not have to make a long term commitment.
Telephone/Skype / VSEE counselling
I now offer therapy via telephone Skype and VSEE . More information is available on my web site.
I am recognised by the Focusing Institute and the British Focusing Association as a Focusing Teacher, and offer courses in Focusing for everybody, and also specialist courses for Therapists. Please see my web site for further details.