I am a Gestalt trained psychotherapeutic counsellor, mental health coach, life coach and Supervisor. I work in a holistic and integrated way, drawing on all strands of my training which ranges from Gestalt to embodied practice and somatic attunement, person-centred to transactional analysis, CBT to human givens, the Comprehensive Resource Model - a trauma treatment model - as well as my coach training. I work with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, trauma, stress, burnout, recovery to self, mental health issues and big life changes.
I work online only. I would initially invite you to a 20-minute call so that we may connect and talk through what you want to work on. After which, if we are happy to move forward, we can agree on a time and place for our weekly sessions.
I work in a safe and confidential space, by supporting you and offering gentle challenge - but always allowing you to be fully who you are, with whatever you bring. My gift is being able to be with a full range of emotions and to stay with you through them, holding the space for something different or new to emerge.
We are always in motion and my belief is that, while we can feel crippled and defeated by our own reactions, there is always more to us than just these responses. To acknowledge them and honour them as truth and then explore what else is here is a way through the stuckness and into movement and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have considerable experience working with a wide range of issues, from complex trauma to generalised anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues, depression, relationship difficulties and life changes. I spent 5 years working as a counsellor with One in Four, a charity that supports survivors of childhood sexual abuse and violence and have also worked for Cassel - a charity offering low cost counselling.
I also work as a supervisor, transformational coach, therapeutic coach, embodiment coach and group facilitator and I use all of these skills to support my work.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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 also offer Supervision on clinical work.
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- Individual Therapy: £75 per hour
- Students/Low Income: £35-65 (sliding scale)
I am happy to support students (this includes required administration) who are currently in training and a sliding scale on low-income clients, These places are limited but please do ask.
I also offer Therapeutic Coaching: £125 per hour; or £100 per hour if taken as a 6-12 session package
When I work
Mon - Fri daytime and some evening slots available.
I generally offer a 6 week treatment plan with a review session after 4 weeks. During the review session, we'll discuss the work completed and think about the focus for the remaining sessions and possibly set new goals for future sessions if this is what is needed.
I also offer a sliding scale on supervision for clinical work.