I have an open and exploratory approach, with a unique response to each client. I draw from a range of modalities in order to provide the most useful help and support for you. I balance empathy with challenge, providing a warm and non-judgemental space in which we can find authentic expression and seek the truth about what you bring to therapy.
Whether you are struggling with relationship problems, depression, the loss of a loved one, or would just like to gain some insight and understanding of your life, I will strive to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a PG Dip. in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and and a Masters (distinction) I have experience in private practice, working with a wide variety of clients and issues. I have worked at institutions which specialise in bereavement, addiction, and also inner city mental health support.
I am able to teach ‘mindfulness’, I have extensive experience in meditation, having studied Zazen mediation and Zen philosophy intensively for 22 years, and have received Dharma Transmission (certificate to teach in the Zen lineage). In the past I have worked in journalism and, for the last fifteen years, in financial management, which has offered me an invaluable perspective on my client work.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session.