Hello, I offer a space where you can be deeply listened to and understood and where we can make sense of what you are experiencing. I combine Gestalt, Integrative Psychotherapy and Mindfulness to pay attention to the present moment and understand where your thoughts and feelings come from. I have worked in the NHS, in a small charity and in private practice and worked with a wide variety of people experiencing a wide range of difficulties: trauma, depression, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, anger, anxiety and depression.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist, UKCP and supervisor.
I have taught on the Foundation course in Mental Health at Worcester University and am currently teaching on the Foundation Course at The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, bcpc and Karuna Training, a two year Contemplative Psychology Programme in Madrid, www.karunatraining.com.
I have a lot of experience of working with entangled relationships when we control other people as a way of trying to look after ourselves or feel controlled by the other and am happy to work with you as an individual or in couples counselling. I encourage you to become aware of habitual patterns that you have developed in relating to others; how you create your experience and thus how you can make changes. My job is to constantly work at understanding and appreciating how you think and feel from the inside out. Everything you think and feel has some meaning and intelligence: it is trying to tell you something.
What next ?
If you are interested in knowing more please contact me on my mobile 07938778026 or by email email@example.com If appropriate I can refer on to other professionals or agencies.
I have worked with a wide range of clients of all ages and experiences. In Oxford I worked with refugees who were traumatised, suffering severe dislocation and isolation. In my private practice I work with a lot of people trying to find an inner confidence in who they are and to be able to bring this into their relationships: this includes how to manage their emotions including fear/anger/anxiety.
I also work as an organisational consultant and mediator.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years experience, and am registered with UKCP and have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, bcpc, and Middlesex University. I first trained in Gestalt and am also influenced by mindfulness/awareness meditation which I have been practicing studying and now teaching for the past 20years.
I have worked as a counsellor in a university, young peoples advice centre , Cotswold Counselling Centre, with refugees in Oxford and had a private practice in London. I currently run my practice at home in Chalford Hill, near Stroud and in Cheltenham.
Training, Qualifications & Experience (more info)
Diploma in Supervision, CSTD Bath
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, 2014, The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, bcpc
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, 1999, The Gestalt Centre
BACP accreditation 2008
Diploma in Youthwork, 1987
Short courses in:
Core Process Psychotherapy,
Working with the Breath and Body
Trauma and Attachment,
Person Centred Counselling,
Working with Emotion
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
days and some evenings, not weekends