I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over a decade's experience. I have also completed several years of research for a Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy, and expect to be awarded this in 2020.
I work with individuals on a wide range of experiences and concerns. I have particular expertise in working with self-esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, stress-related issues and burnout, bereavement, sleep difficulties, and in supporting clients through personal growth and flourishing at any stage of life.
I also have wide experience in supporting clients with health conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome/M.E., cancer, chronic pain, and with women’s health concerns including menstrual issues, fertility and pregnancy, menopause, and in pregnancy loss and neonatal death.
Our life experiences and circumstances, and our inner relationship to those, are unique, so my approach is a pluralistic one. This means I draw on the perspectives and practices from a range of modalities and therapies, to create a unique synthesis of support for each person which respects and meets with their current circumstances and readiness. I also incorporate spiritual perspectives and ecopsychology in pathways to healing for clients who are interested in these approaches.
My therapeutic approach seeks to honour the individual while supporting the inherent health of our whole being: mentally; physically; emotionally; energetically; and relationally.
Presence, kindness, understanding, and acceptance, from professionals and loved ones alike, have been a steadying force for me throughout my life. These qualities have helped me to connect to and better understand myself, my relationships, and the sets of circumstances which life has delivered along the way, enabling me to find wisdom from understanding, the capacity for making positive changes, and healthy ways to cope with and integrate that which can’t be changed. I have walked many paths, and know suffering and loss intimately. I firmly believe that we all have an innate capacity for healing, and this approach lies at the heart of my therapeutic work.
As a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an MA(Hons) from the University of St. Andrews and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh. I am in the final stages of the Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy with the University of Edinburgh and expect to be awarded this in 2020.
I have undertaken extensive training and development in humanistic, psychodynamic, and transpersonal theories and approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, which also incorporate spiritual perspectives and ecopsychology in pathways to healing. I am also a highly experienced embodiment therapist and trained bodyworker, and offer integrative therapeutic approaches incorporating these practices and perspectives when appropriate.
I am committed to professionalism, and regularly attend continuing professional development trainings and events to enhance my therapeutic offerings and to keep up-to-date with the latest research findings.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £70 per therapeutic hour.
I offer a small number of discounted sessions for those who would otherwise be unable to access my services; if this applies to you please get in touch to be added to the waiting list for a discounted slot.