Talking to a counsellor can really help you to gain a clearer understanding of your situation, make positive changes and face the future with greater confidence. I offer face to face and telephone counselling in weekly sessions.
The Covid 19 pandemic has put immense pressures on people and left many feeling anxious and distressed. Home and work life have been compromised and our normal frames of reference seem lost. Many have had to face an additional personal crisis like a bereavement, relationship break-down or job loss. When emotional and psychological health is under pressure it can lead to physical illness and affect all our relationships. Counselling can provide much needed support and a way to process our experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), training in Psycho-dynamic counselling with Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) graduating in 2011. My work is validated by my participation in an Independent Practitioners Network (IPN) Group since 2016.
I offer Integrative Supervision to individual therapist and groups, training at Metanoia Institute, London, 2018.
I work in private practice and previously for community counselling organisations and in educational institutions.
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
I am increasingly interested in the growing field of Ecotherapy and how it seeks to reconnect us to the natural world, reminding us that we are not separate from it. This can closely parallel a disconnect many feel between their mind and body, their thought and their emotions.
Working originally in the art world, I am interested in how we make sense of our lives by finding patterns and linking different parts of our experience. This can bring a sense of cohesion and integration that had become lost. Understanding present distress can come about by being more aware of how our upbringing and given assumptions, affect how we view the world.
I have worked with a wide range of clients with many different presenting issues including depression, anxiety and loss. More specifically I have worked with many creative people helping them both to use their art form to enhance wellbeing and to bring greater understanding to their creative drive. I also have an interest in working with new parents as they navigate their babies communications; bringing about greater enjoyment and confidence in their parenting role.