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I have nearly 2 decades in private practice (previously London, now Bristol). I also have experience as a gender specialist within a progressive multidisciplinary NHS service (pre 2019).
Availability: online Tuesday/ Thursday
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I have a strong emphasis on working with diversity and welcome all people: individuals, couples, families, polycules, LGBTQA+
I meet people within the therapeutic space with sensitivity, respect and warmth. My aim is to support each person to find their way through, resolve, or better manage whatever is concerning for them.
Many of the challenges people face such as stress, depression, anxiety, conflict, trauma, loss, relational difficulties, grief, issues affecting intimacy, identity and sexuality, along with unhelpful patterns affecting well-being, can all be managed far easier given support, awareness and understanding.
My practice integrates training, experience and knowledge to work where mental or emotional attitudes might impact well-being and intimate relational connection.
Challenging adaptations from early life or difficult experiences, often inhibit and block fruitful living. Early life events and formative beliefs are often sources of enquiry which can provide important understanding for altering behaviour.
Along with those in relationships seeking therapy, I welcome individuals wanting to enter relationships after a long time but are hesitant, and those having difficulty maintaining longer relationship intimacy.
There are also times when people feel the need to review and reassess their lives. I can offer reflective, non judgemental, open minded, thoughtfulness and support for this to happen.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2005 I trained with the Tavistock Centre for Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I have been working in private practice since 2008.
I was employed in a progressive (at the time) multidisciplinary, NHS setting as a gender specialist psychotherapist. I have a certificate in Psychosexual Couple and Individual Therapy at the Centre for Psychosexual Health in London with certificates in integrative CBT training and family systemic and group psychotherapy. I am an Accredited member of the BACP.
I attend regular courses, conferences, and workshops, alongside continual reading and studying, regarding psychotherapy, trauma, sex and intimacy, emotional regulation, loss, gender determinism and expression, race and white privilege, culture, power, CPTSD, treatments, physical, neurological, cultural diversity etc.
The fundamental aspect of my psychodynamic training was founded at the Tavistock Clinic which offers comprehensive training in London. The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships was founded in 1948 is recognised in its field as a centre of advanced practice and study, both nationally and internationally. It is a practice-based organisation committed to studying the nature of couple relationships and a valuable centre for research.
Over the years my work has become more integrative utilising a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic underpinning with a cognitive and behavioural focus. I encourage people to direct their own therapeutic experience and see myself facilitating a process towards understanding and meaning about the complex ways we think, feel, and behave.
I work with a high regard for a person centred focus and always aim to meet the experience of the individual or couple, sensitively and respectfully.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specifically GSRD, LGBTQ+, ENM, poly relationship styles, gender related themes, especially within couple relationships or families, those who are neurodivergent and those wanting a supportive space to build understanding and increase personal agency.
£55.00 - £70.00
£60 for individuals and £70 for couples, although I can currently offer day time online video sessions Tuesday and Thursday for £55.
When I work
Currently I have space for online sessions (video) Tuesday and Thursday day time. I can offer these sessions at £55