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BACP & BPC registered

About me

I am an experienced Psychodynamic counsellor, offering open-ended or short-term therapy in a calm and comfortable setting.

You might be feeling low, anxious, angry, lonely, or struggling with relationships. Perhaps you don't really know what is going wrong, but are finding life overwhelming. There may be events or residual feelings from the past that feel hard to reconcile or think about, or cycles that you feel trapped in. I will think with you about whatever you wish to bring to the sessions, and help you to make sense of things. We can work to a pace and depth that feels comfortable to you. 

I offer weekly 50-minute sessions (both face-to-face and online) for adults from a peaceful location with off-street parking. I am within easy reach of Tetbury, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Nailsworth, Cirencester and surrounding villages. Bath, Bristol and Swindon are all just over half an hour's drive away.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & work

  • BACP - Registered member, British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapists
  • BPC - Registered member, British Psychoanalytical Council
  • 4-year Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WCP 4yrs)
  • BA English Literature (Hons)
  • I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development workshops and events, and have regular supervision in order to uphold the quality of my work

I follow the BACP and BPC Codes of Ethics and work with impartiality, honesty, and respect

Aside from private practice, I work as a counsellor and assessor for Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy in Bristol and have counselled for Cotswold Counselling and Westonbirt School.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Both the initial session and weekly sessions cost £45.00

When I work

Flexible

Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14

Type of session

In person
Online