You may be considering therapy as a result of a very specific difficulty such a relationship issues, a bereavement or low self esteem, or you may be struggling to deal with the day to day difficulties that life brings. You may wish to work with a therapist for a short period of time or you might want to build a longer therapeutic relationship. This may be your first experience of therapy or you might be returning to therapy following previous experiences. Any of these scenarios are welcome.
I am an integrative psychotherapist which means that I draw from a range of theoretical perspectives about therapy including existential, psychodynamic and humanistic. Most of all, however, I aim to provide a confidential and accepting relationship for you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing and to gain some insight about them. I am also a qualified coach.
Examples of some difficulties which might bring you to therapy:
- Anxiety, panic attacks, depression
- Relationship difficulties
- Bereavement and loss
- Confidence, self esteem issues
- Self identity issues
- Feeling lost
- Self harming behaviour
- Spiritual, moral or existential issues
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy – ongoing
- BACP Registered Member
- Working towards UKCP Registered Member status
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