Hello! Personal safety is the highest priority during this pandemic. In view of the decreasing case numbers I am now pleased to offer face to face sessions.
I am a Psychodynamic counsellor offering private sessions in Stratton-on-the-Fosse near Bath.
I work with individual adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, abuse (emotional and sexual), low self-esteem, trauma and loss.
I am mindful of the impact of past experience on current relationships and behaviours. This impact is often outside of conscious awareness and can bring about feelings of being stuck in a state of mind, overwhelmed or confused. When this occurs, it can be helpful to find support outside your usual network, even though this may initially seem daunting. However, the process is simple:
When you make contact, I will offer an initial consultation where we can look at the relevant issues and see if what I provide feels right for you. If we proceed with weekly sessions you will find a calm and confidential space where you can think and speak freely. I work with a positive regard and without judgement within either a time limited or open-ended framework, depending on your needs. Unlike Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) my work is non directive. With careful listening I look to help restore inner balance through increased self -awareness. This can bring about new perspectives and new possibilities for you moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training in 2012 at Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy Services. I gained a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Listening Skills in 2013, and I qualified with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2016. I have since worked within the organisation as a sessional counsellor. I have worked with young adults at Bath College and within the NHS Mental Health Services at The Royal United Hospital, Bath.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation - £20
Standard fee - £45 per session
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
I provide either time limited or open ended counselling, as required.
I am working within the Government and BPC guidelines in order to keep my clients and myself safe. Where necessary I can offer either online or phone sessions.
HOW TO START
If you would like to know more please send me an email or leave me a message on the answerphone. After initial contact you may decide to arrange an initial session, where we can think about what brings you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it. At this point we can think about the best course of action for you, and you may decide to proceed with weekly sessions.