The work is all about you, so the therapy is different with each person I work with. There’s no limit on what you can raise – quite often the issues that someone really needs to talk about aren’t the ones that they initially thought they would discuss - and I am non-judgemental.
The idea is that we talk together, and sometimes I will be able to point out things you might not have been conscious of, and we can look together at whether there are patterns of behaviour that you’ve come to follow, that may perhaps be leading to results you would like to change. Or perhaps sometimes you will just want to unload the burden of your stressful day, and that’s also fine.
Like any other relationship, a therapeutic relationship is about being able to build an alliance and feel trust, so it is important that you choose a therapist you think you will be able to work well with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I work in an NHS GP practice and in private practice.
Before training as a therapist, I worked in a high pressure professional job for many years, so I have a good insight into the stresses of work, and balancing work and relationships.
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 am currently working only online, though (subject to changes in Government restrictions) I am planning to start working in person again in early 2022