I am an experienced, qualified counselling Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have fifteen years of experience working with people who have a wide range of issues and difficulties both in private practice and in a statutory setting.
My counselling approach is integrative which allows me to draw on a number of counselling models including Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Person Centred, Relational and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which is particularly helpful for compulsive thoughts and behaviur.
I offer a non-judgemental, supportive space for individuals who are experiencing difficulties, struggling with their identity or simply wanting to learn more about themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by the BACP) I have undertaken a number of further training courses to support my work in specific areas. This includes intensive, residential treatment in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and specialist training in various life areas such as loss, addiction, anxiety, shame, relationships, anger, diversity and abuse.
I have worked at length with individuals suffering anxiety and depression and worked in a dual diagnosis environment where mental health and addiction have been treated.
I have worked therapeutically for twelve years and support my client's needs by drawing on the skills, experience and knowledge acquired during this time to ensure a tailored approach to the sessions.
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
£60 for a 50 minute session. Concessions available for student counsellors.