BACP (Accred.), COSRT (Senior Accred.)
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I am a qualified counsellor, specialising in psychosexual and relationship counselling, working with couples and individuals with a range of sexual and emotional issues. Most of these issues arise from a combination of psychological and physical causes, stemming from childhood, medical problems, a deeply stressful life style, or communication and interpersonal breakdown. The pandemic has placed enormous pressure on couples for a variety of reasons. We unravel together your unique situation, and I encourage and support you to set your own goals for the therapy, and explore solutions. I draw on a variety of interactive methods and techniques that I have learnt from my studies and practice over the years, and that have proved themselves useful to clients. The main theoretical models that you might recognise will be person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and Gestalt. I can also teach Nonviolent Communication Skills to groups, individuals and family pairs (e.g brother/sister, mother/daughter).
I have been practicing for 18 years, including 2 years at Kings College Hospital as a member of their psychosexual counselling team, and have a private practice, currently working online. I am an Accredited Member of two professional bodies, BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy), and abide by their Codes of Practice and Ethics. I am also an Independent Trainer with Nonviolent Communication UK.
My aim in the therapy is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to take stock of where you are at now, explore what factors from the past are influencing your current life, and what you need to understand, or come to terms with, in order to move into a happier and more balanced way of life. For those who want more training in Communication Skills I can offer handouts and worksheets to enhance the skills.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling 2005
Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling 2010
Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy 2014
BACP (Accred.), COSRT (Senior Accred.)
Independent Trainer in Nonviolent Communication
Certificate in Counselling Supervision OCN 2022
Infant Loss Foundation Certificate
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid Life Crisis
Cross-cultural, identity, and diversity issues
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£70 daytime or evening, for a full hour
When I work