Hello, and thanks for checking out my profile. I am an integrative therapist, currently working online with clients locally and nationally. I offer a safe, confidential space for you to explore yourself and your experiences. Perhaps you have struggled for years, or more recent experiences have brought up challenges for you. We can all find ourselves stuck in repeating patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving that developed to protect us or to allow us to cope with difficulty in the past, but which end up becoming a burden or barrier to fully living our lives in the present.
Working with awareness, together we can identify what blocks you from being where or how you want to be, and support you in developing the resources to make change, by: exploring your feelings, thoughts, behaviour and life events; supporting you to process difficult experiences and improve coping; helping you to understand yourself and others better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative therapist, drawing on theory and practice from multiple fields of counselling and therapy – particularly Gestalt, relational psychoanalytic therapy, and attachment/trauma-orientated approaches. My personal experience of counselling first began many years ago, and has encompassed a number of different approaches, which informed my decision to train as an integrative practitioner. I believe my own experiences of life's challenges serve as an an important element of my professional toolkit, drawing on the ancient myth of the ‘wounded healer’.
I hold a BACP-accredited foundation certificate and postgraduate diploma in integrative counselling from the Minster Centre, one of Europe’s leading integrative counselling and psychotherapy training institutes. I am a registered member of the BACP and have full professional indemnity insurance.
Alongside my private practice I am a counsellor at Watford Women’s Centre, working with survivors of domestic abuse.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £60 per 50-minute session. I offer a limited number of concessionary spaces, however these are currently full. I will update this space when that changes.
Taking the first step to therapy can be daunting, and every therapist is as unique as you, so it's important to find the right fit. I can offer a free 15-minute telephone or video consultation for you to meet me, and discuss the possibility of us working together. Please call, text or email me to arrange this.
Please note: I am currently working online-only (video, via Zoom), due to the pandemic. I hope to to be able to return to offering face-to-face sessions again in Spring 2022, in Norwich and Wymondham.