- Are you dealing with depression, anxiety or stress?
- Are you experiencing burnout in your work, or personal life, and want to re assess where you are going in your life?
- Do you want to overcome the feeling you are the only one who feels the way you do?
- Would you like to talk to an experienced counsellor in a secure environment about relationship issues?
- Do you want to explore the spiritual meaning in your life?
- Are you facing changes in your life such as having a baby, children leaving home, midlife dissatisfaction, retirement, health issues and want to explore them further?
- Do you want to improve your balance between work and home life?
- Would you like to discuss and reflect on issues you experience at work?
The first step to resolving any of these issues is to talk about them and make some changes. After all, tomorrow will only be the same as today unless you make a change of some kind. A change might just be talking openly or it might be learning to overcome a particular barrier in your life.
This is where I can help you. I am a trained psychotherapist and ensure that all my client meetings are in secure place for you to talk openly about your concerns in a way that is not usually possible with family, friends or work colleagues. I typically have a first meeting where we review your personal situation and what you would like to achieve. From this, I can put together a plan for us to work on together going forward.
I see clients from the age of 18 years and up.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications include:
- An MA in Integrative Psychotherapy
- An Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- A Diploma in Counselling (Psychodynamic theory and skills)
- A Certificate in Supervision Studies (with the focus on issues found in the workplace )
- An Diploma in Integrative Supervision
I also have a qualification in Social Work.
I am professionally registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and work in in compliance with the UKCP code of Ethics and have professional insurance.
I am listed on The Minster Centre Register as a Recognised Supervisor (RS)
My working life has been mainly spent in the voluntary sector working with young people and people who have become homeless. As a result of this I have experience working with drugs and alcohol, family breakdown and mental health issues.
Having worked in two university settings, I have a particularly interest in the issues facing students in Higher Education .
I work in an Integrative way and also am able to work using a psychodynamic approach if requested.
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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Aging issues including retirement and age related health issues for individuals and carers.
I have experience working with people who have experienced burnout in their professional and personal lives in particular those in the caring professions and the clergy.
At the Initial interview we will discuss the fees for the counselling service. Currently, my fees are as follows:
£50.00 Initial Assessment
£50.00 - £65.00 per Counselling / psychotherapy session
£50.00 Initial Assessment
£60.00 - £80.00 per Counselling / psychotherapy session
Counselling / psychotherapy is offered on a one-to-one basis and usually lasts for 50 minutes.
Workplace and Clinical Supervision sessions as follows:
£60.00 per hour
£90.00 per 1.5 hour
£120.00 per 2 hours (group - 4 people max )
Workplace and clinical supervision is usually offered between 60 - 90 minutes.
Counselling sessions will usually be at the same time on the same day each week, while workplace and clinical supervision is more flexible. This can be discussed at your initial session. Throughout our work together there is the opportunity to review these arrangements.
Early morning weekday sessions and weekday evening sessions are available.
I also work with people on solution-focused work/careers coaching in agreed time-limited sessions. In addition I also provide workplace supervision and work related work coaching.
I also offer clinical supervision to therapists.