I believe we are all capable of living meaningful and satisfying lives both as individuals and in relationship with others. Counselling is an opportunity to look at some of the things that may be hindering that ability. My training in Integrative Psychosynthesis helps me adapt my approach to suit each client's situation. I draw inspiration from the writings of Thomas Moore, particularly his book, Care of the Soul, which emphasises the importance of honouring soul in our everyday lives. I am also influenced by Marion Woodman, a Jungian analyst, who honours body, soul and spirit. Although our work together will be mainly through dialogue, we may also look at dreams, myths and other creative arts as these are ways that the deepest longings of our souls make themselves known.
'There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.'
From time to time we all need to tell our stories and, through being listened to, see them in a new light that can healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling and a Post-Diploma Training in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy from Re.Vision. I have several years of experience in counselling both adults and young people. I have also done an in-house training in working with young people at Cotswold Counselling in Cirencester.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 per 50 minute session. Some concessions are available for those on low income or trainee counsellors.