Thank you for reading my profile. I really appreciate that reaching out for help is a big step and can come with a sense of uncertainty and even anxiety. When life becomes challenging and overwhelming or things that we thought had been laid to rest resurface , seeking therapy in a confiding and compassionate space can be a great source of support and provide much needed arena to share your thoughts and feelings as a way of finding inner peace and greater resolve to move forward with your life in a more satisfying way.
I am a UKCP registered and accredited integrative psychotherapist working both in private practice and in the voluntary sector supporting individuals in their psychological wellbeing. I hold a first class degree in psychology, various certificates in counselling skills, and an MSc and Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have experience in assisting clients with issues associated with anxiety, depression, relationships, work related problems and redundancy, insecurity and low self esteem, sex, sexuality, gender, stress, abuse, anger, trauma, bereavement, addictions, eating disorders, cultural and family problems amongst others.
My particular model of integration is based on a relational-developmental model, working on the premise that our childhood experiences affect how we are today, our relationships, our worldview and the strategies we use to survive.
In therapy we will talk about your feelings in your current circumstances aiming to identify and improve your ways of coping. I will discuss with you the various options that may be made to enable you to find greater clarity in making your own choices.
Therapy provides an opportunity for us to reflect on how you are living your life, who you are, what you do and what you feel in the present and how this might be related to your past experiences. A better understanding of yourself and how you are in relationships may bring the possibility of lasting change.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is a key factor in achieving good therapeutic outcomes. Therefore my aim is to provide a safe, confidential space which allows us to explore collaboratively whatever issues have contributed to your choice to seek therapy at this time.
In the initial session we will discuss what you hope to gain from sessions and whether and how we might work together. You may wish to focus on a specific problem or feel generally dissatisfied with the way your life is going or you may simply wish to find out more about yourself . We will discuss and agree the focus for our work and how long we will work for. This will be open to review at any time.
Training, qualifications & experience
2011-2016: MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (validated by Middlesex University) and Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute.
October 2010- November 2010: Bereavement Counselling Foundation Certificate, Cruse Bereavement Care.
October 2007- July 2008: Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regents University.
September 2001- July 2006: Msc in Clinical Psychology, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.
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.
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
My fee is £70 per session. I may be able to offer a reduced fee depending on your circumstances. Payment may be made in cash on the day or by bank transfer 24 hours in advance.