As a Humanistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, my core belief is that we, human beings, are basically healthy. However, as we go through life, we often develop patterns of thoughts, behaviours and emotions that no longer serve us as well as we would like.
I provide an open, safe and supportive space that recognises that the relationship between me and you, my client, is significant in creating conditions for growth. I work holistically with you as you are present. Together, with practice and awareness, we collaboratively explore your unhelpful patterns with the aim of developing new, more beneficial ways of being. In this way, I intend to support you in taking charge of shaping your own life and reaching your full human potential.
In my work, I draw on a variety of humanistic models, including Gestalt (working with awareness) and Formative Psychology (how we shape our experience). I also use the intuitive ideas of Beyond Chocolate when working with clients with an eating disorder.
I am also an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist and Movment Specialist (Pilates, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Feldenkrais) and often draw on these experiences when working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, particularly when exploring the links between the physical, psychological and emotional elements of a specific issue, for example anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, depression or grief.
I am bilingual and offer sessions in English and French.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken extensive training in Humanistic Psychotherapy at Spectrum (Centre for Humanistic Psychology and Member of the UKCP) since 2009. I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for the NHS.
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
Week days and weekends available on request.
Some of the issues I work with include:
Eating Disorders (I use the intuitive eating model of Beyond Chocolate)
Loss and Bereavement
Relationship and Family issues
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Work and Career issues