I have been helping people in difficulty for over 17 years and been able to support people such as yourself through distressing situations by listening with care and compassion to their stories. This includes offering techniques to support their recovery. Services I offer include individual and couples counselling/relationship therapy, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, feeling suicidal and coping with the results of past trauma.. I have also helped those suffering from loss and bereavement as well as those troubled by stress and anger difficulties.. I have also worked with those suffering from sexual abuse in one way or another.For other issues I can help with, please see the list below.
By exploring together in some depth, we can then be able to find a way through so you may then live a much easier and happier life.
For some this might open their understanding of life from a 'bigger picture' point of view, sometimes embracing a spiritual perspective which can transform one's understanding of what life is all about.
Our work together may take just a short time - or longer according to the situation.
I believe in being there for you - not just being a 'counsellor' or 'psychotherapist' and I commit myself personally with all my heart and soul to finding a way to help you be free from whatever is troubling you.
We all deserve to have a joyful and fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Master's Degree in Psychotherapy gained at the Karuna Institute in Devon. This has given me a deeper view of people's suffering in terms of their journey through life.
Previous to that, I obtained a diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis - which draws on different traditions of psychotherapy thus enabling a more flexible approach to issues.
This was gained at the Revision Centre of Integrative Psychosynthesis in London.
I have also obtained a diploma in Couples Counselling from CCPE in London.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and have trained in other modalities such as CBT and EFT.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Experiencing a serious illness such as cancer
Loss of direction in life or a mid-life crisis.
Loss of meaning or purpose in life.
I charge £60 an hour for one-to-one work but concessions are available for those in difficult circumstances.
However, the first session is free of charge.
This enables both parties to assess whether they feel comfortable with each other.
Wednesdays and Thursdays - all day and evening
I offer my services in North Somerset - particularly in the Taunton and Bridgwater areas but am also able to offer Skype sessions.