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I have over a decade of experience working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups of all ages. I support my clients who bring a broad range of issues by using gentle yet powerful techniques that help them discover healthy strategies for coping. I see counselling and therapeutic work as a collaborative process in which the client brings her or his experiences in both a conscious and an unconscious way and I bring my awareness, my experience and my respectful curiosity.
I use a broadly humanistic, integrative approach developed principally from three sources, Gestalt and Body Process Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Gestalt Therapy is an experiential therapy and centres on the individual’s experience in the here and now, the relationship between the therapist and client, the circumstances in which these things take place, and the adjustments people make as a result of the situation. Gestalt Therapy is holistic and emphasises personal responsibility.
Body Process Psychotherapy is based on the work of Reich, Pierrakos, Dychwald and Lowen among others. It works on the principle that our experiences are captured in the character of our bodies as we go through our lives. In becoming aware of these character structures a person can begin to release trapped energies and harness those energies for use in more productive ways such as creativity and self development.
CBT is a structured approach which aims to get to the bottom of problems relating to dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and thoughts. This is achieved through the exploration of negative thoughts with a client followed by more goal-oriented sessions in which clients are taught techniques which they can then apply to everyday life.
Call me on 01803 554 982 or 07794 899 028, both lines are private office lines (not personal or home lines) and messages can be left 24/7, you are also welcome to contact me by text message on the mobile number or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page. If I am not available straight away I will of course endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Couple & Relationship Counselling
- Diploma in Creative CBT
- Diploma in Clinical & Creative Supervision
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Body Process Psychotherapy - NCFE Level 6)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Gestalt - CPCAB Level 4)
- Certificate in CBT
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gestalt - CPCAB Level 3)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (Gestalt - CPCAB Level 2)
I attend courses and workshops in order to enhance my work and understanding, these have included:
- Understanding Anxiety, Depression & CBT
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
- Gender Variant Children & Trans Adolescents
- Pip Wilson Blob Tree Workshop
- Working With Angry Clients
- Working With Anger In Children & Young People
- Working With Clients Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse
- Working With Clients Who Self Harm
- Working With Children & Young People Who Self Harm
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Children & Domestic Violence
- Preventing Murder & Serious Harm Within Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Working With Perpetrators Of Domestic Violence
- Child Protection
- Safeguarding Adults
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Smoking Cessation
- Emergency First Response
- Psychopharmacology and Counselling and Psychotherapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Individuals: £60 per hour
Couples: £60 per hour
Supervision: £60 per hour
When I work
Evening sessions available.