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This professional is available for new clients.
It’s often difficult to take that first step towards asking for help. It requires courage, especially if you’re not sure how counselling works or if it might help you.
You may have been struggling with difficult feelings or symptoms for a while, or life events may have recently left you feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope. Whatever is troubling you, it can help to explore your issues with someone who is trained to work alongside you and who won’t judge you.
My aim is to help you to to talk through what is troubling you and to provide a safe, confidential environment where you feel really listened to and supported. I won’t tell you what to do, but together we will work towards understanding the feelings, thoughts and memories which are causing you distress. Most of us spend a lot of time “in our heads”, cut off from our direct experience of life but perhaps stuck in destructive thought patterns. I will encourage you to tune in to both body and mind to explore what might underlie your difficulties. We may make sense of recurring problems by linking them with past experiences, and this can open the door to greater self awareness and a sense of empowerment. This may in turn lead to you feeling more able to make meaningful changes in your life, or moving towards acceptance of those things which cannot be changed.
I am particularly interested in how emotions are held in the body, and can work with you to alleviate symptoms such as anxiety through this body-mind connection. I have also undertaken training in energy psychotherapy methods, which draw on traditional mind-body medicine, combined with contemporary “talk therapy”.
When you contact me initially, we will arrange to meet online for an assessment session, during which we can both see how we might get along together, and discuss your needs. There is no charge for this initial session, and no obligation to continue therapy with me. Following this, we may decide to work on a specific issue in a focused way, or we may feel that longer-term work is likely to be beneficial.
I offer both day-time and evening appointments – please contact me to discuss availability, by phone or email. I am currently offering online sessions only.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Converging Streams Energy Psychotherapy training
- Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- HE Certificate in Counselling
- BSc Psychology
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I began working as a counsellor in 2009. As well as my independent practice, I have had a long involvement with the counselling charity sector as a counsellor, assessor and trustee. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues, and am committed to widening access to talking therapies and to supporting diversity and inclusion.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
When I work
My current availability is for online sessions only.