There can be a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and therapy. It often takes courage to recognise the need within yourself to ask for help. If you are considering starting therapy then you have already taken the first step. Things can sometimes get difficult in life, everybody has ways of trying to get through difficult times on their own but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Therapy can help during such times, there could be something specific that is bothering you or perhaps you are unsure as to why you are feeling the way that you are. Therapy provides a confidential, safe and consistent space for us to think together, it is a place where we can explore your thoughts and feelings from the past and present. Perhaps there are things that you feel that you cannot talk to anybody about, therapy is a place where you can bring all of your thoughts and feelings.
My approach to therapy is psychodynamic, I provide long-term open ended and short-term therapy to adults over 18.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a clinical psychology masters and have trained with the Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling to gain my professional training. I also work in Mind which is an IAPT service providing short-term therapy. I am a registered member with the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
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