Do you find that the same things keep going wrong for you? Do wish to change any unhelpful patterns or unwanted behaviour in your life? Perhaps I can help you. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and I see individual clients in Ely.
I have been trained in the Humanistic tradition and usually use a client-centred approach. This means I approach all my clients in a non-judgemental and empathic manner, respecting that everyone has a right to be heard and also that every individual has within them the key to their own destiny. When appropriate I also employ more directive strategies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
In my work I integrate: Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Attachment theory and Jungian analysis.
As part of my method of working, I use arts media and imagery when appropriate and only if the client feels comfortable with this. Arts media which may be used are: painting, drawing, writing, clay, dream imagery, sandtray work and collage. These media can be very powerful when working with emotions, problem-solving and relationship issues ( amongst other things).
When a new client is referred to me I usually arrange an intial appointment where there will be the opportunity for us to discuss the issues which have brought them for counselling. If we both feel we would like to proceed with the counselling then we agree to 5 further sessions. The 6th session will be an opportunity to review how the work is proceeding and to decided whether more work needs to be done. Sometimes just 6 sessions will be enough to address the problems, in other cases longer term work is required.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an M.A. in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London.
I am registered with the UKCP.
I have trained in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP and hold The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy. I am an accredited on the General Hypnotherapy Register.
My experience includes counselling students at Cambridge University Counselling Service, people with mental health issues at Lifecraft , young people at Cenre 33 and patients in a primary care setting.
In addition to my psychotherapy qualification I am a qualified teacher. I also have an M.A. in the history of modern art and design.
I also offer supervision. I have a Certificate in Supervision from The Relational Academy.
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
Hypnotherapy for phobias, weight control, smoking cessation.
My fee is £50 per session. Low cost fees, for students and people on low incomes, are negotiable.
My fee for supervision is also £50 for consultative supervision. For trainees the fee is £40.
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