Choosing the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. My aim is to work with you to create an environment where you can feel safe and to able talk and where you will be heard and not judged. Trained in CBT, EMDR, Psychological Trauma and Person-Centred Therapy I have experience of working with a wide range of clients and presentations, including anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, PTSD, addiction, self-harm, sexual and psychological abuse, low self-esteem and stress.
I have practiced both as a mental health Counsellor and CBT therapist for MIND and in primary health care in England and Wales. I have extensive experience of working with survivors of sexual violence/abuse as well as working with asylum-seekers and refugees. In addition to my psychotherapeutic training I have specifically trained in Psychological trauma including Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and I am also a trained EMDR practitioner. I provide an integrative approach to therapy, adapting my therapeutic work to meet the individual needs of my clients. I am a registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) and work within their professional and ethical guidelines. I am also a member of EMDR (UK and Ireland).
Sessions and what to expect
The first session provides us with an opportunity to meet and talk through and assess your needs and for you to decide if you will be comfortable working with me. Thereafter it is preferable that we meet on a weekly basis, although this can be altered depending on circumstances. Each session normally lasts for 50 minutes or 90 minutes for EMDR. I am able to offer both short-term work (usually 6-8 weeks), or longer term work if required. EMDR normally requires 10-12 sessions.
I understand that taking the first step is not easy and I am happy to talk to you over the phone in the first instance to answer any questions or discuss any concerns. Entering into a therapeutic relationship can at times feel difficult, it is however voluntary and you are free to choose to cease sessions at any point. I would ask though that you talk this through with me so that we can discuss your concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR - Level 3
- Postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Postgraduate diploma in Psychological Trauma
- Postgraduate/Advanced diploma in Counselling
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and in-line with BACP requirements commit to regular supervision.
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.
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.