Psychotherapy is a "talking" therapy. It is an opportunity to meet with a professional on a regular basis to talk about yourself and any difficulties you might be facing. As an integrative psychotherapist I pay attention to the whole person, considering his/her thoughts, feelings and bodily expressions. I consider the symbolic as well as explore the actual issues at the source of the problem. I would try to create a non-judgmental space where feelings and thoughts can be explored. I believe that the client-therapist relationship is in itself therapeutic and would attempt to work from a transparent and congruent attitude.
“This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen” Joseph Campbell
Training, qualifications & experience
I was trained at the Minster Centre where I received an MA in integrative psychotherapy. I work with a wide range of concerns including low self-esteem, family problems, creativity, mourning and loss. Before training I worked as a secondary school teacher where I developed an interest in emerging adulthood and the struggle required to mature into a functioning adult. I have worked at a leading NHS hospital where the suffering experienced by patients and relatives alike have brought depth to exisitential realities (death, loss & ageing). I do both short-term (12 sessions or less) and on-going (more than 12 sessions) work with clients. I have a diploma in Integrative Supervision and provide supervision for therapists in practice and therapists in training. I also have a certificate in Post Induction Therapy received from the Meadows Clinic (Arizona) with Pia Mellody which focuses on work with attachment trauma and healing from neglect and abuse experienced from birth to 17 years old. I have completed a course on Introduction to Family Systems at the Tavistock.
I have undergone more than ten years of Jungian analysis.
I am UKCP registered. I work within the code of ethics governed by the 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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
While I work with a wide range of concerns my particular areas of interest include: relationship problems; family problems; bereavement/loss; grief; the creative process; parenting issues; single parenting; emotional abuse and neglect in childhood (developmental trauma) emerging adulthood (18-30 years old) and relocation support.
£85.00 per session
Clinical Supervison £80 a session
Once we've agreed to work together, all missed and cancelled sessions are chargeable at the full agreed rate. Where possible I will reschedule cancelled sessions to a new appointment within the same week.
I offer a few low cost placements.
The first session: The first session will last 50 minutes. We will talk about what is is you would like from therapy and whether therapy would be helpful. If we decide to work together an agreement about time, frequency, length of therapy and payment will be established.