I am an experienced counsellor with a background in the Humanistic Therapies which includes Person Centred, Emotion Focused, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural therapies.
For me, the counselling process is highly individual and we will focus on an approach and pace that will suit you. Although my practice is grounded in the person centred theoretical model, which revolves around a facilitation of the persons own innate tendency towards health and personal development, we may choose to work with other complimentary therapeutic processes, for example mindfulness and meditation, dream analysis and art to name but a few. Above all we will develop a personalised framework for our work together.
I would suggest that clients start this journey with a brief introductory discussion (at no charge) that can happen over the phone, internet or in person to explore their goals, plan an approach or simply get to know a little more about each other.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is grounded in the Person Centered approach (COSCA Skills and Pg. Dip. University of Stirling). I have a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London where my work focused on Adjustment Disorders. In addition I have completed training in Emotion Focused Therapy at the University of Strathclyde and have experience with Cognitive Based Therapies (CBT) and Mindfulness
I have worked in a variety of support settings helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction and relational issues in both affluent and deprived communities. Having spent a significant portion of my career in the High Technology industries I have a particular interest in situational and work related depression which was the focus of my Master’s thesis. I also have first-hand experience with the management of chronic ill health and find this helpful when working with clients with health concerns.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
A counselling session will last up to 50 minutes for which the fee will be £40.