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 village 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.
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.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Both the initial session and weekly sessions cost £45.00