I'm a BACP accredited Counsellor/Pscyhotherapist and NCS qualified Clinical Supervisor.
I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy to individual adults from all walks of life.
Whether you are seeking to focus on a specific life crisis, or whether you wish to explore other long standing issues, I offer a safe space for you to come and talk about whatever is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
With a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, I am a qualified and experienced therapist and clinical supervisor, and I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Accredited BACP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I trained and worked with Gloucestershire Counselling Service and was a Counsellor with Gloucestershire SHARE Young People's Counselling Service, with young people ages 11-25, and counselling with children in a Special School for children with special educational needs.
I have worked in retail, in admin, in management, in equal opportunities, and in social care.
I have many years experience, since 2002, working with adults from all walks and stages of life.
I am passionate about the work I do, and I know personally the benefits of experiencing a professional therapeutic relationship, and how it can transform the way we think, live and relate to others.
I attend regular workshops, conferences and trainings, consolidating my initial training and experience and keeping updated with the latest research.
Psychodynamic therapists are required to have therapy in training, and accordingly, I have been in therapy over a number of years during training and beyond. This is an important element in the training of a psychodynamic therapist. Only by having worked with and in our own mind processes can we safely and ethically offer to accompany another.
I believe there is no "one size fits all" in therapy. I am interested in psychoanalytic theory and attachment theory, and I believe that along with our inherent nature, we are shaped by our experiences particularly in early childhood.
I work with a variety of people from various backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. I've worked with divorce and separation issues, trauma, depression and anxiety, and the difficulties of creative people, artists, performers and musicians, as well as those of high-flying business personnel.
I have experience of counselling staff within local authorities and within the NHS.
Contact begins with a two-way-assessment so that both sides are comfortable about working together. I abide by the Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Isolation and lack of direction
Retirement and Ageing
Appointments are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 10am and 6.30pm. The last appointment time is 5.30pm.