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Finding the right person to talk to can be a daunting task. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who aims to provide a supportive and collaborative space where, together, we can examine the issues arising in your life. the right person to talk to can be a daunting task.
Throughout our lives there can be times when we feel overwhelmed and wonder how we got to this place. Most often clients want help with problems that are causing stress and anxiety in their present life situations like acute and ongoing generalised anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger and frustration, feeling sad and panicky feelings as well as numerous other emotional effects.
Alongside these issues, sometimes life throws specific emotionally challenging situations that we need help getting through. Sometimes family and loved ones can provoke or hurt us in ways we find difficult to move forward from, sometimes it can be a bereavement, redundancy or a sudden life change.
Finding someone to talk to about these issues is a positive step in making change happen and taking control of your life. I can provide a safe and confidential space, separate from your daily life, where you can explore your feelings and the issues that are causing difficulties in your life now.
How I Work
As an integratively trained psychotherapist, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to help people who come to me for emotional support. My years of experience as a therapist have taught me that no one approach suits everyone as each client is unique and individual.
My overall aim is to provide you with a warm, supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental, conversational-style environment where you can connect with your deeper feelings, making sense of them and work through them whilst not being alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from The Minster Centre.
I am a member of the BACP and the UKCP.
As well as having my own practice, I have worked in the voluntary sector for a number of years providing Psychotherapy and Counselling to clients, the majority of whom are referred through the NHS.
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.
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.
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
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
I have completed research in the field of psychotherapy and how transitions impact our identity. As a result of this work I am interested in how transitions, such as changing jobs, bereavements, depression and anxiety can create relationship issues and effect our identity.
£75.00 per session
£75 per session. Each session will last approximately 50 minutes.
I offer both short and long term therapy.
When I work
Call or email to discuss my current availability.