I mainly use Brief Solution Focused Therapy and E.M.D.R. in my practice which means that clients of all ages see benefits very quickly. Having been a Samaritan volunteer and a counsellor at MIND for many years, I have experienced a very wide range of issues and am still full of enthusiasm in working with each person to get them where they want to be. Three years into my BSc Psychology degree has also helped me gain insight and useful strategies.
I am an effective and confidential therapist and have worked with a diverse range of clients to help them to overcome their difficulties. Working with people to recognise their strengths, develop skills and find solutions, enhancing their self-esteem and personal resilience.
With creative guided discovery you will be in control of your own personal journey only with a travelling companion who will be honest whilst not judging you. Similar to a jigsaw puzzle, using patience and practical logic to find some of the pieces, can lead to some lost pieces coming to light.
I specialise in working with issues of identity. As things in our lives change so does what we expect of ourselves and what we perceive others expect of us. This can very easily lead to things like anxiety and depression, stress, phobias, addiction and also self-harm and suicide.
It may be due to bereavement or separation, redundancy, loss of home or security and coping with the effects of abuse, for instance. It dosn't occur to us that we may be grieving for the person, job, home we have lost but the part of us that has gone.This grief needs to be recognised and processed to enable us to feel free to function and excel at last.
When we have lots of worries or doubts that weigh us down or have sustained a traumatic psychological injury, life becomes overwhelming and lonely. By working together as 'scientists of the individual' we can start to see the bigger picture and thus gain perspective.
Training, qualifications & experience
MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF COUNSELLORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
MEMBER OF THE BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
E.M.D.R. PT 1 AND 2
YOGA/MINDFULLNESS FOR ADDICTION
CURRENTLY STUDYING FOR BSc (Hons) Psychology
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Client Fee £45 per 50 minute consultation
Child and Youth clients
Student Counsellors £25
I have appointments week days and evenings and also on Saturdays and Sundays. Please contact me by telephone or email.