One to one sessions ONLINE My approach is warm, compassionate and robust. Evening and daytime appointments. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07949 029648.
Acceptance is so important. We live in a culture focussed on striving to get things right and meeting standards and deadlines. Other needs like those for connection, support and listening are often left out; leading us vulnerable to distress, anxiety and depression. We need an anitidote, and I provide this in the counselling sessions I offer.
I offer a warm and receptive presence and will meet you where you are, beyond wrong and right. In this place maybe you already know the answers to your questions and know the action you need to take. I will help you to access this deeper knowing and, when you are ready, to translate it into action in your everyday life.
You can expect to be taken seriously, to be appreciated just as you are, but also to be challenged as I help you become aware of areas in yourself you might struggle to accept. Above all I provide a space in which you can just be who you are in the moment, a time when you don't have to try but can relax into yourself. From this place real change happens.
I am particularly skilled in working with people who:
Are anxious, feel shaky, spaced out or numb,
Have lost interest in things that used to give their life meaning,
Are particularly sensitive to the environment (noise, criticism, food, 'busyness'),
Are interested in restoring a connection to the natural world,
Enjoy using their imagination (whether this is expressed through a practice like gardening, childrearing, or art, or whether this is simply wished for).
I commonly work with:
people going through divorce or separation
instances where there has been an affair or a betrayal
I also specialise in working with people who suffer with psychotic-type experiences such as hallucinations, unusual beliefs, fragmented thinking. Often people will be diagnosed with something like schizophrenia or depression with psychosis, but not necessarily.
If you feel you like the sound of what I offer the best thing to do is to book an initial session with me. This will be a chance for us to meet each other and discover whether working together will meet your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (from the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London, degree courses validated by Middlesex University)
PG Cert Evidence Based Psychological Therapy
BSc (hons) Psychology
I worked delivering NHS counselling and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), and psycho-educational workshops, for Oasis Talk in Bristol and South Gloucestershire
I have worked in private practice as a counsellor for 8 years in London, Oxford and Bristol.
I have worked for 15 years with people with psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other long term diagnoses, both in groups and individually, in many different settings in the community.
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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£50 per session