- Special notice: This is such a stressful time for everyone. I'd like to reassure people I'm still offering counselling support via the online platforms of zoom and FaceTime. Whether permitting outdoor, walking sessions are also available.
What do you want from life? Probably things like - Peace of mind; Good health; happy, fulfilling relationships with friends and family; rewarding work you enjoy that earns you a good living; engaging in meaningful and fun activities.
Most people come to counselling when one or more of these areas aren't working as they'd like them too. To find peace of mind it's necessary to address all levels: body, mind and emotions. In the supportive environment of our counselling sessions you'll talk about the things that matter to you and share things that trouble you. This will help you see what actions you can to take to make positive changes and develop self confidence.
Alongside your therapy process I will teach you coping strategies & practical skills so you can manage your life in a more positive, productive and contented way. You'll learn techniques to calm your mind and body; to manage issues such as negative circular thinking patterns; loss of confidence; performance anxiety and painful, stress induced tension.
From this state you'll be in a better position to make informed choices, have productive and pleasant interactions with people and take wiser action in your life.
I offer both short-term focused counselling or more in-depth, on-going counselling support.
If you're suffering with trauma and PTSD then I offer EMDR therapy, a focused and very effective approach for addressing issues of this kind.
Call or email me to set up an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the UKCP, one of the UK's main, therapeutic regulatory boards. I've been practicing for over 30 yrs and work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations.
Some of the areas I've worked in are: Youth at Risk UK, WYSE Project, Anchor Homes for the elderly, Hartfield Regional College, Richmond Adult Community College, Royal College of Art.
I'm a trained EMDR therapist registered with EMDR association UK & Europe
In addition I'm a fully qualified body therapist having trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. I currently lead the training of Alexander Teachers in Bristol at the Bristol Alexander School.
I attended my therapy training at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, London attaining an advanced diploma ( MA level). I graduated in1984 from Dartington College of Arts, Devon as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.
I am a registered member of the UKCP, EMDR association for UK and Alexander Technique International and hold full professional indemnity insurance.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Body pain
- Breathing problems e.g. asthma, shortness of breath
- Voice issues - problems with mutism, projecting your voice, hoarseness
- Low body image
- Crisis of meaning and purpose = what's life all about...? type questions
- Loss of concentration - resulting in problems at work and in relationships
- Individual fee - £55-£60
- EMDR - 90 mins £70
- Couples fee £70
- Groups negotiable rates
- Concessions will be considered
Online Corona virus counselling - I'm currently offering my counselling and therapy work online. Weather permitting, outdoor walking sessions can be arranged.