I offer one to one, individual counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people covering a wide range of issues. My theoretical approach is Gestalt, which is an integrative and creative approach focussing on awareness and how we relate to the world. Gestalt aims to help move away from unhelpful thinking, feeling and behaving towards living a more fulfilling life.
The aim of therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living in a way that is more satisfying and resourceful to you.
Psychoherapy is for anyone who would like to live a more satisfying and resourceful life. Maybe you are feeling depressed, confused or worried. Or maybe you want to learn more about yourself, have a big decision to make, are struggling with unexpected events or recent life changes, or simply want someone non-judgemental to talk with. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you make sense of your thoughts and feelings, helping you to make the right decisions. I offer you the opportunity to explore different ways of looking at your life to support you in discovering more effective ways of living.
Gestalt therapy is an integrative therapy and focuses on awareness of self and your relationship to the world. We can become stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour that render our lives unfulfilling. Gestalt therapy helps to raise awareness of our patterns of relating and connectedness, helping us make choices for a more fulfilling life.
I offer you the opportunity to explore your existing patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving in a confidential, safe and supportive environment, working on your concerns at your own pace and enabling you to find your own way forward.
I provide short and long term therapy and personal development work. Each session lasts one hour and the first session is generally an opportunity for us to decide whether or not we feel able to work together. It is important that you choose the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and counselling supervisor.
I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a UKRCP registered Independent Counsellor, a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist and an accredited member of GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute). I work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics.
I have experience across a wide range of counselling issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, self self-esteem, low self-confidence, sexual and physical abuse. I addition I have specialist training and experience in the areas of bereavement and loss, alcohol and drug addictions and working with young people.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I occasionally have places available at a reduced fee for people on low income