MA, PGDip (PST), MBACP (Accred), AccCOSRT, EMDR EuropeAccred
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Available for new clients
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Available for new clients
This professional is available for new clients.
Offering counselling, coaching, clinical supervision, EMDR, single session and psychosexual therapy, I work with all kinds of relationships, as well as individuals, families and young people. I am an integrative therapist, which means I have a toolbox of skills and techniques from different therapeutic orientations which I can draw on depending on what is needed, combining these as necessary.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is concerned with the here and now, looking at how thoughts, feelings and behaviour affect one another. Systemic Counselling is also about making a difference to the way we live by looking at how individuals behave within groups or systems, such as families or couples. Psychodynamic Counselling takes into account how previous experience may have affected an individual. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy concentrates on identifying what people want to achieve in counselling, helping them to make lasting change by recognising and drawing on their own resources. Coaching focuses on developing specific skills linked to intended outcomes.
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful technique which works like rapid eye movement sleep to help people process distressing memories. It is especially useful in managing the consequences of trauma, distressing life events, phobias, depression and anxiety.
Psychosexual therapy uses CBT to help people overcome their sexual problems.
My practice is collaborative, enabling clients to recognise and make the most of their own skills and abilities.
Single session therapy works with a specific issue and can be used as an introduction to counselling or a one-off piece of work for individuals, couples, families or sex therapy. Please mention that you want a one-off session when booking.
I'm currently using online encrypted video messaging to protect clients during the Coronoavirus pandemic, so you can still access counselling even if you're self-isolating.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Relate MA in relationship therapy and a postgraduate diploma in psychosexual therapy (both validated by University of Hull) and Relate graduate certificate in couple therapy (University of East London), as well as the Grove Diploma in Clinical Consultancy and Supervision. I am EMDR Europe accredited and currently a consultant in training.
I am author of Relate's Guide to Sex and Intimacy (Vermilion, 2015), Love and Sex in a New Relationship (Routledge, 2018), Contemporary Sex Therapy (Routledge, 2020) and Sex Therapy: The Basics (Routledge, 2022). I co-present The Real Sex Education podcast.
I have received extensive further training, including counselling young people and families, online counselling, domestic violence and abuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues, trauma, complex attachment and mentalizing, co-ordinated management of meaning and solution-focused brief therapy.
Ongoing training and continuous professional development is essential to the way I work. In addition to counselling, I am a supervisor, trainer and occasional lecturer in relationship counselling and psychosexual therapy, having written courses and taught with the Foundation for Counselling and Relationship Studies for several years. Previously, I was a lecturer with the Relate Institute (2009-2016), a visiting lecturer at University College London and taught CBT at Amersham & Wycombe College from 2009-2015. I have been a supervisor in private practice since 2011 and also for Relate Mid-Wilts, Relate Cymru, Plymouth and Relate Isle of Man . I am a College of Sexual & Relationship Therapy trustee.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, EMDR Europe and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
I am a recognised provider for AXA, Nuffield and Aviva.
Registered / Accredited
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Attachment issues, Coaching, Dissociation, Sexual Compulsion, Psychosexual Therapy, Trauma
From £80.00 to £100.00
Concessions offered for
Daytime sessions: £80 for up to 60 mins. At weekends and from 5pm: £100 for up to 60.
I am a recognised provider for AXA, Nuffield and Aviva. Please obtain authorisation from your provider before booking a session.
Fees reflect the level of ongoing training and supervision I receive.
When I work
Evening, weekend, daytime and early morning appointments available
I work to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), EMDR Europe and the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.
I comply with data protection legislation and maintain the security of all client information. I would not normally share information from or about my clients except in very exceptional circumstances where there was good reason to be concerned about issues of safety, particularly if these related to a vulnerable individual.
As an ethical practitioner, I receive regular supervision in accordance with BACP, AFT and COSRT guidance, where client confidentiality is maintained.