I originally trained 25 years ago with Relate working with couples, individuals and families on every aspect of their relationship difficulties. Life experience and further professional training has given me more in-depth knowledge and understanding about relationships which I believe are central to all our lives.
Life can feel a struggle for us all at times. This may be related to stress at work, relationship difficulties, life events, bereavement, or issues from the past suddenly intruding into our present. If we are lucky, we may have a supportive partner, family, friends or colleagues to talk over our problems with, but sometimes even then, some issues may be too difficult to speak out about.
For some, a way of coping through adversity is to try to ‘keep going’ in order to distract from the real root cause of the pain. However, unresolved issues often grow leaving us feeling stuck, helpless, depressed, frustrated and angry. Feeling out of control in our lives can feel frightening and overwhelming. If you are in a couple relationship, things can feel even worse as misunderstandings grow and conflict or loneliness become complicating factors exacerbating the difficulty.
Talking things over with another person can often relieve tension and help us to see things more clearly. I can offer you my professional time and experience to explore your issues in a safe, confidential, non judgmental environment. We would work together to make meaning of how and why life may have become difficult, often by looking at the past and looking at changes that can be made to improve the quality of your life and relationships in the present.
Coming into counselling/therapy is an expensive activity so it is important that you find someone who you not only feel comfortable working with, but who is adequately trained and experienced to manage your particular difficulties. I invite you to call me to discuss any queries you have or to visit my website: www.counsellinginoundle.co.uk. Ultimately it is only by meeting face to face that you can make that important decision for ongoing work and I wish you well in your search.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy - IIPA (Manchester Institute Psychotherapy)
Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Therapy (Hull University)
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University)
Certificate Systemic Practice (Relate)
Certificate Couple Counselling (Relate)
I am a trained and certified Psychotherapist (IIPA) and a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
To uphold my UKCP registration I am required to complete many hours of professional development each year by attending training and workshops covering many aspects of life and relationship difficulties.
I am also registered with BUPA and AVIVA healthcare insurance
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£50 per session (60 minutes) for individuals
£60 per session (60 minutes) for couples
I work Tuesday - Friday during the day times and evenings. Please contact me for my current availability.