This is a time of anxiety of all of us, living with uncertainty and seeing family/friends in the same ways we have in the past. It can feel very isolating or very stressed stuggling with working from home, managing children and not having the de-stress places such as the pub or cinema to go to. It can leave people feeling depressed and de-motivated, especially if you are living alone or struggling with not having the personal contact of people around you as working from home or been made redundant or furloughed. I am offering my services remotely at this time so that means that they are accessible and I can continue to support anyone who needs help at this time. With COVID 19 situation it can bring up questions about the meaning of life, what I am doing and is this the life I want? These are all questions that we can look at together.
Sometimes in life we all need a little bit of help, whether it is to work through a problem or to gain greater understanding of yourself or it could be that a life event has impacted on you. This is where I can support you as I am not part of your immediate circle. It can be around certain things that are happening in our lives, such as relationship breakdowns, anger, depression, anxiety or abuse or a more general feeling about wanting to learn and explore more about who we are, such as how did I become the person I am or where do I want to go in my life? I am currently doing all my sessions remotely, so it doesn't matter about the location.
My training is a transpersonl/intergrative therapist which means that I have knowledge of many approaches which I tailor depending on the person I am seeing. I am certainly not a 'one type of therapy' suits all type of therapist. I work with individuals to explore these issues and see therapy as a place where you can discover and grow in a supportive relationships. Therapy is for me, a creative process, and together we use this to help you. It is not about me giving advice but working with you so that you can find the answers yourself.
I also offer some low-cost supervision for students in counselling/psychotherapy training as part of my supervisor diploma training.
I work for a couple of organisations and in private practice. Prior to becoming a therapist I worked in the voluntary/charity sector and in the private sector.
Training, qualifications & experience
Four year Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education
Foundations in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Training in domestic violence and person-centred therapy, trauma, post-traumatic stress and body therapy and group facilitation.
I am continuously working on developing my own skills and from my own experience of therapy know what a difference it has made to my life.
I work with individuals and also facilitate groups on subjects such as anger, anxiety, self-beliefs and belonging, which is a special interest of mine.
I work with people from many different cultures and backgrounds and have extensive experience of working with people from other countries.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual identity issues
Some daytime, evening and weekend availability
I have extensive experience of working with abuse, both in adult relationships and childhood abuse including sexual abuse/violence.
I have worked in private practice and in several voluntary sector counselling organisations.
My training is transpersonal and my work includes dream work, visualisations and artwork.