I am a MBACP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and a member of the UKRC with over 20 years of clinical experience within the NHS and my own Private Practice.
I see people from Halesworth, Southwold, Lowestoft, Beccles, Norwich and surrounding areas
I am approachable and thoughtful, offering a safe non-judgemental and confidential space both physically and psychologically where you can think and make sense of your experiences.
People come to see me for a variety of reasons such as: Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Bullying, Bereavement, Body Image, Confidence issues, Depression, Disordered Eating, Generalised Anxiety, Loss, Low Self-Esteem, Relationship Problems, Hypnotherapy for Smoking, Weight Loss and other issues, Obsessional Behaviours and Trauma.
I offer confidential time-limited counselling as well as open-ended psychotherapy.
Counselling tends to be short-term work from 6 weeks to 6 months, while psychotherapy is medium to long-term 1-2 years being the average.
At your Assessment we will begin to explore the areas of difficulty in your life and then together we will decide on your individual needs that will help empower you to deal with the problems raised.
If you decide we can work together we will arrange a regular time to meet.
I work with individuals, couples, children and families to help overcome the difficulties and challenges we face in our daily lives that can become overwhelming and affect our relationships with our work or our personal and professional judgements.
I also run Training Workshops and offer Supervision to other Therapists and Clinicians
I offer telephone counselling, Face Time and Skype sessions as well as online therapy to those who would prefer or are at a distance away. During theses worrying times, and uncertainties with the Corona Virus I am still able to offer video consultations as well as seeing people Face To Face, following Government guidelines. I am here to support you or your families mental health needs. You are not alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully Accredited with the BACP/UKRC
I have worked in Mental Health for over 20 years in Primary and Secondary Care, working with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Stress, Addiction, Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours and many other psychological difficulties.
I have taught at the Matrix Training Centre for Counsellors and at the University of East Anglia.
I have also run training workshops for Psychiatrists, Doctors and Mental Health Workers and offer clinical suopervision to othertherapists.
In 2001 I developed and ran the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Eating Disorder Service for over 10 years
Alongside my private practice, I work in the Fakenham Tier 3 Obesity Service offering psychological therapy for those who have problematic relationships with food or food addictions
- European Clinical Excellence Award with Fakenham Medical Practice
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapy
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Emotional Freedom Therapy Cert
- Psychodynamic Therapy Cert
- Reiki level 1 and 2
- Master Practitioner Obesity BPS Approved
- Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders BPS Approved
- Solution Focused Cert
- Cert CBT
- A.S.O Member
- Emotional Freedom Therapy
- Matrix Imprinting
- BACP reg 0051743
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Assessments - £50.00 one hour session
Individual Therapy - £50.00 sessions 45-60 mins
Couples - £60.00 per one-hour session
Hypnotherapy - £50.00 per one-hour session
Supervision - £45.00ph
9am until 6pm Mondays to Fridays 10am unti 1pm Saturdays
I am recognised and approved by BUPA and Aviva for private referrals
I can see people both in my own therapy room set in a Tranquil setting in Suffolk or in my therapy room in Norwich or at the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre.