Fully qualified psychotherapist.
Specialist in working with anxiety and depression.
Experienced in working with people of all ages.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Experienced in working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Volunteer counsellor with the charity MIND.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Sooner or later life presents us with a situation or event that we can't control or 'fix'.
It is hugely compelling to look outward to the environment, that is, everything on the outside of us, for the answer to our predicament.
We mostly do this unconsciously and automatically. We reach out for what we think will make us feel better, food, drink, sex, medication ( prescribed or otherwise ) , a new outfit, hairstyle, partner, or anything else that is presented by the sellers of such things.
What we rarely do, what we avoid at all costs, is the very thing that would in fact make us feel better and provide relief from the pain and anguish we are experiencing.
The answer may be simple but counter intuitive, by that I mean every fibre of our being, the part of ourselves we experience as 'me', cries out for us to avoid, run away, or in some way protect ourselves from the thing we are most afraid to look at. Talking helps.