I have been working in the field of mental health for over 15 years and have experience of working sensitively with many of the issues that can cause suffering, confusion and despair; such as bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, abuse, low self image, anger issues, periods of transition and change, or unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
Counselling provides support through the painful or complicated periods of life, giving you an opportunity to sort through, and better understand the difficulties you face. It is an approach that is often used to address a specific difficulty, and this can develop into a wish to think more deeply about your way of being, and this moves into the area of psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a therapeutic relationship that can bring about meaningful and embedded transformation. You may feel you want to meet more frequently to allow yourself more time to reflect on your inner world, and to have support as you think about your history and current circumstance.
Both approaches are a wonderful way of exploring who you are, and your unique way of being. By focussing on your habitual ways of reacting and giving attention to your feeling responses you will grow in self awareness and gain greater control over your choices and behaviours. Together we will look at the patterns of behaviour that may be holding you back in life, and find ways to reach for your higher potential. You may begin to make informed changes in your life, and also find a way of coming to terms with the things that you cannot change.
Depending on what brings you to counselling at this time, I offer open-ended therapy, or brief, solution focused counselling. This is guided by your needs and desires, to explore whatever you choose to bring, for help with specific problems, general discontentment or in times of crisis.
My counselling model is "person centred," and I believe that each of us has the ability to find the answers we need to feel fulfilled, and to live our lives in a meaningful way - my work is to help you to hear your own inner voice which will guide you to people and situations that are for your best.
I am trained integratively, and I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to find a way of working that best suits your needs and personality.
I provide an environment that is accepting, empathic, and open, a safe space for you to use as you choose.
It is important that you find a counsellor that you feel comfortable with, and our initial consultation gives us an opportunity to meet in person, and for you to outline what brings you to counselling. After this meeting if we both feel that we are well suited we will agree on our working contract - this will be to meet weekly, at a regular, agreed time. How long we work together will depend on what you want from counselling.
If you would like to talk about how counselling could work for you, please contact me on 07972 153020.
I look forward to hearing from you, and hope that I am able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training Jungian Analyst with the SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology)
DDP Level 1 (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherpy)
Diploma in Supervision (Cascade)
Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of the Arts in Counselling Children (Institute of Arts and Therapy in Educatiion)
Certificate of Proficiency - the BACP accredited voluntary register
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Northbrook College)
Transactional Analysis TA 101
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Chichester College)
Foundation course in Dramatherapy (Roehampton University)
BA Hons (University of Kent)
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Personal development.
- Major life changes.
- Low self esteem.
- Loss of confidence.
- Support for carers.
- Search for identity.
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual counselling: £60 per 50 minute session
For counselling and psychotherapy students or those on a low income I offer a reduced rate of £50
Day time and evening appointments available
Week day and evening appointments are available
My work as a private practitioner has been predominantly with adults, from a range of backgrounds, at various stages in their lives, facing hugely different issues and difficulties - my approach with all is one of respectful enquiry and empathic understanding.
I have several years experience working with children and young adults, of all ages, as a play therapist and school's counsellor.
I am a qualified supervisor, and I work privately with qualified counsellors and counsellors in training. I also work for a local charitable service providing supervision to their counsellors, and in schools, supervising the pastoral care team and teaching staff.
I work within the BACP ethical framework, which means I am bound to confidentiality and that my work is fully insured and supervised.