Deciding to work with a counsellor or psychotherapist is an important decision and one which can have far-reaching benefits. Taking care of our mental health is important and can impact positively on how we think and feel about ourselves and others.
We all experience times of distress, heartache and deep sadness as part of what it means to be alive. Often it’s enough to talk to friends and family to find understanding and solace. However sometimes this isn’t enough and we find ourselves stuck and unable to move forward or our feelings come unbearable . When this happens, talking to someone who is outside of our circle can help to increase our understanding of the issues we’re facing and bring clarity and insight into what can seem confusing, circular and impossible to change. By working together we can start to uncover what is holding you back and what the obstacles and barriers might be to you making better choices. We can look at what might feel very ‘stuck’ and think together about bringing more movement and choice to that situation.
One of the most important factors in a successful therapy is the relationship between counsellor and client. I offer an initial ‘getting to know you’ consultation session where you can have a sense of what would be like to work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for four years to become a psychotherapist at WPF. I work psychodynamically which means that the relationship between the therapist and the client is at the centre of how we work together. We will be looking for patterns together to gain insight and clarity. The work is open ended and is typically built around weekly sessions of 50 minutes.
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
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