If you are struggling with difficult feelings, some of which you may not understand, counselling and psychotherapy can help. As a psychodynamic counsellor I am able to help you explore your feelings and life experiences in a safe, non-judgemental way, to gain an understanding of the reasons behind your difficulties and begin to ease your levels of distress and discomfort. However, sometimes distressing events can leave us with unwelcome emotions or bodily sensations that are more difficult to ease, and on these occasions trauma therapy could help.
Trauma therapy can be used to ease the distressing effects of major events such as a car crash or assault, but it can also help with things which, although perhaps not initially thought of as traumatic, may leave us feeling confused, fearful, angry, anxious or depressed. Examples of such things could be - having been made fun of by those around us, feeling neglected or uncared for as a child, or not feeling heard in our relationships. Trauma therapy works well with almost anything which has felt distressing or disturbing to us, and I have found that combining it with talking in a trusting therapeutic relationship, is particularly effective in making long term positive changes to our lives.
There are many ways of working with the effects of trauma, and the method I use is Energy Psychotherapy. Energy Psychotherapy incorporates energy psychology methods into psychotherapy and these methods work to remove disruptions in our energy system caused by distressing events, thereby having a calming effect on our minds and bodies.
The energy psychology methods I currently use are Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT).
I provide short-term or long-term therapy for individuals and couples. I am fully insured and supervised and an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). As such I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Qualified EMDR therapist (and member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland)
Foundation in Energy Psychotherapy including Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Foundation in Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
In addition to my private work I have experience of working in the charity sector and in GP surgeries for the NHS.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other therapies offered
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy)
TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique)
Concessions offered for
Individuals: £50 for a 60 minute session
On some occasions Energy Psychotherapy sessions may last for up to 90 minutes and on these occasions will incur a higher fee.
Some concessions offered in cases of financial hardship.
Energy Psychology is a collection of mind-body approaches which focus on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, sensations and behaviours, and the known bioenergy systems (meridians, chakras and the biofield). These bioenergy systems and processes interact within individuals and between people and are also influenced by cultural and environmental factors. Energy Psychotherapy is an integration of gentle energy psychology methods into psychotherapy.