What to expect:
Psychotherapy sessions with me offer a warm, respectful and confidential environment in which you can explore your feelings, relationships, habits and stuck patterns, with a view to gain a deeper insight into your difficulties, improve your relationships and personal problems, and give you more choice about how you live your life.
Who can benefit:
Sessions are suitable for anyone experiencing stress (which can be experienced as irritability, weepiness, aches, pains, insomnia, exhaustion, and a lack of interest in life), anxiety, depression, or for anyone who feels overwhelmed by strong emotion, unable to cope with difficult life changes, unable to express themselves directly to others, or for those who feel stuck in a lifestyle that no longer works for them.
I offer body-oriented psychotherapy, which works on the understanding that emotions, stresses and trauma aren't just experienced in the mind, but are also felt and held in our bodies. These can manifest as aches and pains, tight or slack muscle, shallow breathing, an inability to relax and sleep, inability to concentrate or make decisions and a lack of vitality. By including the body in psychotherapy, we can engage with our habitual behaviours and unconscious patterns, supporting change in a direct, powerful, and lasting way.
What does a session involve?
As well as talking, a psychotherapy session can include different ways of exploring your process. It is also possible to work with movement, posture, breath work, relaxation techniques, imagery, using cushions or objects to represent people in your life, or using biodynamic massage (a psychotherapeutic form of massage, concerned with the integration of the emotional and physical to facilitate wellbeing). Different people need different kinds of support in their self-discovery. Your wishes about ways of working that suit you will always be respected.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychotherapist at the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre (CBPC), and am a full clinical member for UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), and adhere to their code of ethics.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Sessions last for one hour and cost £55.
If you have any questions or think that body psychotherapy might be for you, get in touch to book an initial consultation.