I am a Gestalt-trained humanistic counsellor/psychotherapist and I work with both individuals and couples offering both short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.
I work in a holistic way, believing that each person is a unique individual within their environment. I seek to provide a safe space for clients to explore their problems or relationships with the main aim that the client will discover more self-awareness. The Gestalt approach believes that with new awareness comes the possibility of new choices, and that this in turn will lead to client's finding new solutions or alternative ways of being.
The main objective of this approach is for the individual to become more aware of themselves taking into account their mind, body and spirit. The purpose of this is to improve the person's personal experiences and therefore create a better quality of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP accredited & Member of BACP
- MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Supervision
- Accredited Interpersonal Therapist (IPT)
- Counselling for Depression (CfD) Practitioner
- Supervisor for CfD
- Couples Therapy for Depression (CTD)
- Postgraduate course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Most of my experience of working as a therapist has been in the NHS - both in primary and secondary mental health. I work both in the NHS and in private practice.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per individual session & £60 per couple session
Some concessions available for students or those on low income.