As a Gestalt therapist the most important element of my practice is the relationship you and I create together. A safe trusting relationship can provide the security and freedom from which to explore, discover and learn more about yourself and what has brought you into therapy. You and I will work together to support what is presently working well for you, identify areas that may be less rewarding, and help you find your own solutions. I am interested in helping you find meaning and possibilities in your life through increased self awareness.
I believe we can all benefit from a supportive relationship no matter what age or stage in our lives. People seek therapy for many different reasons. My skills and experience include, but are not limited to, working with anxiety and depression; gender and sexuality; trauma; attachment, separation and loss; identity; abuse; relationship and family issues.
Engaging in personal therapy requires ongoing commitment, courage and willingness to risk being fully seen, heard and understood. I am committed to working alongside you, staying with you when the going gets tough and celebrating the moments of joy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a therapist since 2007. I work with integrity, compassion and respect. I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I abide by BACP code of ethics and receive regular supervision of my clinical practice. I value my ongoing professional and personal development and participate in regular training events.
My initial training and qualifications were in social work. I have 27 years experience working with individuals and families as a local authority social worker, manager, supervisor and practice teacher.
Outside of work, my life is enriched by my yoga practice, dance, singing, music, drawing, printmaking and nature.
I value our differences, and welcome referrals from all sections of our community. Please get in touch with me if you want to discuss working together.
You can contact me by:
Mobile: 07518 469781
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
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 hold professional liability insurance cover.