I believe that we all know deep down how best to live our lives in a more fulfilling way…the challenge is how to do that. My role as a psychotherapist is to support and guide you through this journey. You do not have to go it alone!
Using over twenty years professional experience, I will help you to gain greater clarity as to what may be contributing to your current difficulties. The therapeutic journey can help you understand what really matters to you. This can bring about a greater sense of freedom and the ability to make more fulfilling choices.
Individuals often seek support from a therapist when experiencing anxiety, low moods or a significant loss. The loss may be of confidence, health, career or a significant relationship. You may be coming to terms with becoming a parent, redundancy or retirement. Periods of transition can be very stressful for some and therapy can be beneficial in helping to find a way forward.
Meeting someone for the first time to discuss personal issues may feel a bit daunting; this is understandable. However, it can be such a relief to meet with a therapist who listens to you without judgement in a confidential and professional setting to help you find your way.
Please feel free to phone or email me if you'd like to find out more, ask a question or book a session?
"Be brave. Step into your life and there you will find magic!"
Training, qualifications & experience
I initially trained as a secondary teacher and taught for sixteen years. I then did a three year training to become a psychotherapist. I was a student counselling manager in the further education sector for seventeen years before moving into private practice.
I now work as an accredited therapist, mentor and trainer and have over 20 years experience in this field.
- Diploma in psychotherapy - UKCP accredited
- B.Ed degree
- Training in mindfulness for stress, anxiety and depression
- Certificate lifespan integration(Level 2)
- Master in NLP
- Safeguarding training level 3
- EMDR level 1.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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
£55-£60 per hour session.
I work in a comfortable dedicated therapy room which is within easy reach of Portsmouth and Chichester. There is free street parking and I am on a main bus route.