I have over 27 years experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
I work with a wide range of problems including Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Stress, Alcohol and Drug Use, Misuse and Addiction. I have a special interest in working with couples, addressing all aspects of relationship difficulties and am experienced in working with couples at al stages in their relationship. My work with people draws upon a wide range of models of counselling and psychotherapy, some traditional and some more contemporary.
I strive to find the best ways to enable my clients to get more of what they want for themselves.
I offer counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and training.
An absolute foundation of my work is respect for others and their individual lives and experiences, which may be very different from my own. I aim to be open to peoples needs and endeavour to find individualised responses to those particular needs. In this way I am able to avoid a ‘one size fits all’ approach. My aim is to work collaboratively and in ways that are nurturing, stimulating and facilitative. I strive to find the best ways to enable my clients to get more of wehat they want for themselves.
Many peoples first contact with me is from a place of extreme crisis and/or distress. My approach is to provide a welcoming and safe haven from which to begin to explore ways to move on. Many clients who have believed that their experiences were too shocking to share have benefited from my warm, accepting and down to earth approach.
I believe that freedom of choice and self-esteem depend on knowing ourselves clearly, and attach great value to working through unfinished business from our past. I am interested in exploring ways that learned survival patterns can limit freedom and choice in everyday life. I am interested in working with men and women who want to know themselves more deeply. I have a particular interest in working with Adult Children of Alcoholic Parents and anyone whose life has been effected by another’s drinking.
I recognise that sometimes humour can be a useful aid to the healing process. I am interested in my own and others’ creativity and have enjoyed working with a variety of creative artists including painters, musicians, writers, ceramicists, sculptors and actors. I enjoy helping people rediscover and reclaim their excitement and passion.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Reg. (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
MBACP (accred) Accredited Member of British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
UPCA Clinical Member (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association)
ECP Awarded (European Certificate of Psychotherapy)
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
I have free parking and occasional off street parking.
Please visit my web site for a full cv of my training and qualifications.