I am a BACP Accredited Psychosynthesis Counsellor. I'm now based in Ipswich, Suffolk, but due to Covid restrictions, I currently offer sessions on zoom and via phone, or Facetime.
I offer short and long term counselling to individuals of all ages and backgrounds and have experience with a range of concerns that include:
- Anxiety and stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood trauma
- Low self-esteem
- Personal crisis and feelings of hopelessness
- Issues relating to cultural diversity, particulary cross-cultural relationships
The way I work
My core training is in Psychosynthesis counselling, an integrative model that works respectfully with all aspects of ourselves: mind, body, feelings and spirit. I hold an optimistic view of the human experience and believe that we can all access our resilience and inner resources.
Essential to my approach, is the view that through every challenge and crisis something new is trying to emerge.
Considering our difficulties as opportunities to re-evaluate our lives and find new purpose and direction can be empowering. Even in the midst of suffering, it is possible to make sense of our experiences, let go of destructive habits and patterns and make healthier choices.
Along with active dialogue, I sometimes introduce simple tools and techniques such as guided imagery, journaling, meditation and drawing. I also make use of some CBT and Gestalt therapy techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Drama and Theatre Arts (Kent university)
Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations, Psychosynthesis Trust
PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Trust, (accredited by Middlesex University).
Before training to be a counsellor I worked for many years in Theatre in Education and in the creative industries.
As well as my private practice, I have gained much valuable learning and experience as a volunteer counsellor with Kingston Women’s Centre and Wimbledon Guild.
I have also assisted on counselling training courses at the Psychosynthesis Trust (Tooley Street, London Bridge)
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.
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
Fees are discussed and agreed at our first session. Fees will vary according to income. However, my general and current fee is £50 for one hour.
Mondays -Thursdays. Daytimes and some evenings
For further information and to arrange a session, please email me.