About me

There are times in life when most of us experience a range of emotions.  This might be due to life's difficult or challenging circumstances or as a result of complex inner processes.  It can often help to talk through and share these experiences with a counsellor.

I work with individuals to try to make sense of and understand why you might feel and experience things in a certain way. In doing this, I aim to provide each client with the opportunity to learn more about themselves. I am particularly interested in how unresolved issues from the past can have an impact in the present, and work collaboratively with each client to explore and resolve these issues.

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, gained from The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I am also a Registered Counsellor Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). I have over 5 years’ experience of working with adults, on a broad range of issues and concerns. Weekly sessions can be either short term (6 sessions) or long term basis (more than 12 sessions), depending on individual need. My private practice is based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

If you would like more information, I would be happy to speak with you either on the telephone or respond to any queries via email.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (SPTI)

UKCP Registered

Experience of working within the voluntary sector as a Counsellor as well as private practice

Fully insured

Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Unresolved issues from the past

Relational difficulties (present or past)

Loss and bereavement

Exploration of faith and spirituality

Students in training

Fees

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session, initial assessment session free following telephone consultation.

Reduced rates available following discussion.

Availability

Weekday appointments, some early evening times can be arranged.

Further information

I abide by the Code of Ethics of The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

I am in regular supervision to meet UKCP requirements and am fully insured.

STOKE-ON-TRENT
Staffordshire
ST3

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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