Are you looking for someone to talk to, or someone to help you through difficult times? Are you struggling with anxiety, panic or depression? Do you have relationship difficulties? Have you been bereaved or suffered a loss? Do you have low self-esteem, experience of trauma, childhood abuse or work stress? I offer a safe confidential place for you to talk and explore what is troubling you. I work with the belief that you know how to support yourself and how to solve your own problems, but sometimes you may get stuck in an unhelpful pattern and need someone else to help you to get out of it. Sometimes this may need a cognitive approach, sometimes a creative one, it depends on you.
I offer long term and short term therapy and personal development work. I enjoy working creatively and am able to support you when you are vulnerable and to challenge you when you are stuck.
Why not give me a call for a free ten minute chat?
I am an experienced Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and Supervisor of Groups. I have training in Gestalt and Person Centred counselling, Gestalt psychotherapy and EMDR. Gestalt is an integrative therapy and provides an opportunity to increase awareness of your self and your relationships.
EMDR is a NICE recommended trauma therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a therapist for nearly twenty years and as a supervisor since 2010, my qualifications are as follows;
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2002
Certificate in Counselling Studies 2003
Cruse, Understanding Bereavement 2005
Diploma in Counselling 2005
Diploma in Supervision, Sherwood Institute 2012
Diploma in Gestalt psychotherapy 2014
UKCP Registration 2014
BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (groups)2015
Certificate in Couples Counselling 2016 Diploma in Couples Counselling 2017
EMDR training 2016-2017 and Accreditation 2021
Additional workshops undertaken in Diversity, Creativity, and use of sandtrays, bodywork, Trauma,use of CBT and Brief Therapy
I have an interest in bereavement and have worked with Cruse and in Hospices.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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