I am a Psychotherapist working with Individuals.
Individuals can choose either short term or longer term work.
I am committed to the principles, values and good practice standards of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
There are many transitions to make in a life time, some more challenging than others. When we lose sight of our goals and our way, it can be frightening and disturbing to our sense of 'who we are.' This is the time when therapy can be of help; it can be the opportunity in a crisis. And for some, finding a safe place to talk and understand what is going wrong can offer new perspectives and a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Four Year Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF)
- Two Year; Part One & Part Two IAPT Approved Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner -Registered & Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) for anxiety & depression
- Two Year Infant Observation, British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF)
My former career as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (adults & children ) means that I have an awareness and experience of medical issues, disability, adverse childhood experiences and a wide range of conditions that can impact on communication and well being.
I have further training in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling and experience working with ex-Forces personnel; an affiliate Therapist with 'Walking With The Wounded' (WWTW) and an approved PFOA counsellor (Police Fire Arms Officers Association.)
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
Initial consultation £65.00.
Regular individual sessions £50.00 per hour (The counselling hour is 50 minutes.)
I offer a secure base for anyone who feels they could benefit from therapy.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and client confidentiality and privacy will be protected.
Sessions for Ex- Service personnel are also available in Lowestoft under the Head Start Programme.
The premises are not currently wheelchair accessible.
Please feel free to contact me via email, phone or text.
I am a Director of a local Community Interest Company and also teach Psycho-dynamic counsellors studying at Certificate and Clinical Diploma level.
A number of years working in a leadership/management role and an understanding of HR at an organisational level.
A former member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (MRCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).