I offer long and short term Psychotherapy and Counselling in Southfieds for individuals going through life changes or life crisis, and who want to explore new directions in life.
I specialize in working with:
Adults suffering from the effects of a difficult childhood which may result in chronic unhappiness, sensitivity or shame
Abuse and trauma in childhood or adult life, and PTSD
Identity issues - 'Who am I?'
Anxiety, panic attacks and depression
Difficulties with intimacy and relationship
Traumatic experience of childbirth and postnatal depression
Some people seek therapy for personal development which may include working with subpersonalities, mindfulness, meditation, journalling, dreamwork and imagery.
Type of therapy I offer:
The therapy relationship is widely recognised as being important in facilitating healing and growth. I aim to provide a supportive and confidential space in which trust can develop so that gentle challenge and exploration of new ways of being can be included.
My approach is relational and Integrative drawing on many theories including Psychodynamic theory, Psychosynthesis, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy .
Psychodynamic theory is concerned with issues that have their roots in childhood, which still affect us.
Psychosynthesis involves the whole person: body, feelings, mind, sexuality and spirituality; it is concerned with our relationship to ourselves and others, periods of transition in our lives, personal goals and aspirations.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a talking therapy for working with trauma - related symptoms, which may include flashbacks, nightmares or discomfort in the body. Mindfulness and movement are used to release symptoms and develop new ways of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in the NHS. I worked for many years as a midwife and health visitor before training as a psychotherapist.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for 17 years and have experience of working with a wide range of life issues, including mental health issues.
Clinical Manger for the Counselling Service, Kingston Women's Centre, 2011 - 2017.
The Institute of Psychosynthesis in Hendon: Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling, and an MA in Psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University.
The Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Certificates Levels 1 and 2 for the treatment of acute trauma, and childhood / developmental trauma.
Revision: Certificate in Supervision
I abide by the code of ethics set out by UKCP
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
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Monday and Wednesday: PM / Evenings Thursdays:Day time