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Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP

About me

Hello,

I am an integrative therapist, warm, compassionate, and easy to talk to. I offer space and presence that is warm, validating, respectful, caring, and supportive of healing. My intention as a therapist is to support clients to explore and move beyond difficult or limiting experiences and provide an opportunity for them to reconnect with their most authentic selves. Together we can find meaning and understanding in your thoughts, feelings, and at times conflicting emotions. Moving closer to self-compassion, confidence, and contentment in life. 

I work with the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. This enables me to work flexibly and holistically and to adapt my approach to meet different individuals needs as necessary.

I have worked in a variety of mental health and therapeutic settings, supporting individuals struggling with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, social anxiety, feeling sad, bipolar, trauma, hearing voices, relationship issues, family issues, stress, loss, and bereavement, low self-esteem.

First Meeting
The initial consultation will give us both a chance to decide whether counselling is for you and whether we are a good enough fit and can work well together. During this free phone assesment I will ask you some questions about your background history, presenting issues (what is troubling you), and expectations for therapy. You will also be invited to ask me anything which may help you clarify whether you would feel comfortable with me. If we choose to work together, we will establish the focus of therapy and a treatment plan that will meet your needs. If, however, we agree that you may be better suited to a different therapist, I will do my best to signpost you in the right direction.
Goals
From the start, we will agree on what you will like to get out of therapy. However, we will be reviewing the work as we move along, offering you the opportunity to reflect on your progress and how we are doing. It is not uncommon for initial goals to change as the therapeutic work evolves over time.
Integrative Framework
I chose integration because I believe that there is no one way of understanding human behavior and no therapeutic approach that is suitable for everyone and all presenting issues. I integrate different theoretical approaches into a cohesive, relational way of working which involves the ‘self’ of the therapist being present on multiple levels in the work with clients.
At your own pace
At first, you may find the prospect of opening up about your private experiences and personal reactions to them daunting. Rest assured that this is normal and that you will never be forced to share more than you feel comfortable sharing, and certainly not before a degree of trust between us is in place. It may take a few sessions for this to happen and collaboratively we will determine the pace of our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications:

 - Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

 - Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

 - Time-limited Counselling, CPD training

 - Neuroscience, Attachment and Therapeutical Alliance

 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CPD training

- Embodied Processing Cerification; Healing Trauma and Nervous System Dysregulation

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Polish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom