My approach to counselling is one of curiosity; I offer a welcoming, accepting environment to enquire into your personal dilemmas and anxieties, and to find sustainable direction when change is called for.
I offer short- and long-term emotional and psychological support. In addition, I assist in the general pursuit of self-awareness and self-care.
Whilst addressing the struggles you are facing, my invitation is that our sessions also become an exploration of meaning, purpose, creativity, inspiration and values.
When appropriate and beneficial I include body awareness in the enquiry.
First contact and session
You can contact me via e-mail or phone to arrange an appointment. The first session will be a space for you to ask any questions you may have about me or the counselling process and to talk about what brings you to counselling. At the end of the session we should have a good idea as to whether we want to continue.
"Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits." John O’Donohu
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Professional Development, Psychosynthesis Counselling – Psychosynthesis Trust/Middlesex University, London, England.
The Crucible Program – Rosalyn Bruyere's three-year training for energy healers. Kißlegg, Germany.
Bodies of Light – Two years cellular energetic healing course. Forres, Scotland.
I also have a BA Hons in English Literature and a background in Graphic Design, with a keen interest in all forms of expression and communication.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 for a one-hour session, with a sliding scale available. I offer a free initial no-obligation session.
I have sessions available Monday to Saturday, including evenings.