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About me

There are many reasons why someone might want to consider counselling. Sometimes it’s a question of curiosity about ourselves: who we are, and how we live our lives. Perhaps more often, the prompt might be encountering difficulties in our health, our relationships, or our work. Either way, a supportive counselling relationship can help make more sense of our lives, and find our own ways to live them more fully.

I trained as an integrative counsellor, meaning I apply a depth understanding of a number of approaches to thinking about human relationships and psychology. Primarily I am a relational therapist: I believe that we learn who we are and how we engage with others in our early relationships, and that through novel relationships - with a therapist for example - we can change unhelpful learned patterns and find a new way for ourselves.

I am able to see clients in their own homes or offices if that is requested, and if an appropriate, confidential space is available for us to use. Please contact me to discuss your wishes and to see what might be possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre in London, and a Certificate in Supervision from Relational Change. I have also trained with the following teachers and organisations:​

Awareness in Bereavement Care - at Cruse Bereavement Care
Orphan Wisdom School - with Stephen Jenkinson in Ontario, Canada
Foundation in Gestalt Psychotherapy - at Metanoia in London
How the Therapist's Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy - with Dr David Wallin
Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - with Dr Janina Fisher
Living and Working with Dissociation - with Carolyn Spring and PODS
Embodied Support for Contact - with Dr Jim Kepner
Couples Therapy for Depression - with Tavistock Relationships

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My usual fee for individuals is £60 per 60-minute session.

Fees for home visits vary, according to travel times.

I offer concessionary rates for clients on low incomes - contact me to enquire about availability.

I accept payment by cash, card and bank transfer.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I see clients between 8.00am and 8.00pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, and may offer appointments at other times by arrangement.

St. Margarets Hope
Orkney
KW17

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I work as an integrative therapist, meaning I apply a depth understanding of a number of approaches to thinking about human relationships and psychology.

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