Hello. I am a registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) and Psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer a confidential space to talk if you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or can't see a way forward. It's also a place to explore changing things in your life.
I have particular interest in supporting people with relationship problems, childhood trauma and abuse, bereavement, self-esteem, direction in life, and spiritual issues. I have experience of working with these issues and with the following issues: Stress; depression; domestic violence; workplace problems; stages of life; and personality disorder.
My training is Integrative. This means that I have been trained in a model which sees common features across all schools of psychotherapy and counselling and which sees relationships as central to psychological health. My qualifications are listed below. My two principal qualifications are the Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, a six-year depth therapeutic training which I completed in 2015; and the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, which I completed in 2020, both with Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University . I have experience of working in private practice, workplace counselling, NHS secondary mental health services and the voluntary sector.
I adhere to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy's Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
Training, qualifications & experience
My principal qualifications are:
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, both with Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London.
My other relevant qualifications are:
- Introduction to Group Analysis: Group Analysis South West - a one year training in the principles of group psychotherapy and group work.
- Therapeutic Engagement in Mental Health: Avon & Wiltshire NHS Trust - a one year training in the principles of therapeutic work in a mental health setting.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, First Class: The Open University
- Certificate in Counselling Skills level 2: City of Bristol College
- Professional courses in Brief Solution-focused Therapy; and Motivational Interviewing
- In addition I continue to attend regular courses, events and talks to further my own learning and continuing professional development.
I have been seeing clients in private practice since 2013. I also work part-time at a local counselling agency as Head of Counselling. I continue to tutor on Counselling Foundation & Diploma courses. I have worked in Avon & Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust as a Trainee Psychotherapist, and worked at Kinergy, in Kingswood as a Trainee Psychotherapist, counselling survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50-minute session.