I really appreciate that reaching out to work with a therapist can be a big step. We all experience periods in our lives where perhaps we are overwhelmed by difficult feelings or stuck in repetitive ways of behaving that leave us feeling unfulfilled. For some of us there are life changing decisions to be made or periods of readjustment following big changes in our lives. Therapy can provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings and experiences and this can help you to develop a better understanding of yourself allowing you to make your own choices for a more fulfilling life
I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist offering individual therapy to adults for a range of issues. In addition I am a trained bereavement counsellor with over 10 years experience in this field.
We are all different and as an integrative psychotherapist I draw on a range of approaches which I adjust to your needs. My model uses ideas from humanistic, psychodynamic and relational theory. I believe that the development of a trusting relationship between the client and therapist is central to therapeutic work and I offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to work with me.
I will work collaboratively with you which means we will often use what happens in the therapy room to explore the issues you are struggling with in your own life. I may challenge you compassionately at times but will work at a pace which you can manage. Together we can tease out problematic ways of thinking about yourself and others which may have contributed to your difficulties. While therapy cannot change the past, the process of sharing your thoughts can enable you take on different perspectives, helping you to explore a greater range of possibilities with which to move forward.
Depending on your reasons for coming to therapy we may work together for a short period or over a longer term and this is something we can negotiate.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
PGCE in Education, London University Institute of Education
BA (Hons) English Literature (Liverpool University)
I have over 10 years clinical experience which includes working in the NHS, Education and voluntary sector
- Bereavement counsellor/psychotherapist in an NHS hospice bereavement service where I received in house training. My experience includes working with traumatic and complicated bereavements such as death by suicide and the death of a child.
- Play therapy with young children in schools with the Place 2B
- I have been a Samaritan volunteer
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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