Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an accredited psychodynamic counsellor working with adults and I offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space for clients to come and explore their problems. I can offer a fixed number of short term appointments, or longer term counselling. I have experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues - particularly depression, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks, sleep disorders, post natal depression, bereavement and relationship issues. I also have a lot of experience of working with clients who have suffered childhood traumas such as sexual abuse or rape.
I can also offer support to couples who may be going through a difficult time in the relationship together. I will not take sides or judge, but will offer a safe space for you both to come and talk through the problems in the relationship.
I can offer daytime appointments, appointments early in the morning as well as on Saturdays.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2007
Introduction to CBT 2008
EMDR Advanced Training (Level 3) 2009
Diploma in Integrative Supervision 2016
I worked at Step Up, which is a charity that supports families where children have been sexually abused, for thirteen years. At Step Up I offered counselling to adult survivors of sexual abuse or rape as well as family members who have been affected by sexual abuse. I have also worked at another charity as a counsellor since 2008 where my clients have a wide range of problems which include post natal depression, bereavement, sexuality issues, relationship problems, acute depression, anxiety and panic attacks. I also work with adults who have experienced domestic violence.
Registered / Accredited
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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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health related issues
Personal development and life choices
Concessions offered for
There is no charge for our first meeting so that you can come and see whether you feel you can connect with me. Once regular sessions are negotiated, I charge £45 per session.
For couples work, there is no charge for the first meeting. Ongoing sessions are charged at £55 per session.
I can offer a reduced rate for counselling trainees, students and those on a low income
In addition to traditional 'talking therapy', I am fully qualified to use EMDR, which is a type of therapy particularly helpful for deep trauma (e.g sexual abuse). It can also be used for other problems, such as anxiety, panic attacks and phobias.
Please note that I am not always available to answer my telephone, so please leave me a message and I will ring you back.