I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where we can explore together what may be troubling you. This may include anxiety, depression, life changes or low self esteem. I provide a quiet secluded space within my consulting room at home, telephone or online counselling where you will be heard.
I have enjoyed working in a variety of places for education over the last 24 years and have lived and worked in Canada and the USA. I have over 24 years of experience in working with young people, adolescents and those adults who care for them, in different environments, and cultures. I understand some of the challenges that face our young people and their families at this time and am interested in working with those who feel challenged.
My training will help us consider how past experiences may affect how we relate to others and to ourselves. Together we will work on finding oneself, leading to a feeling of acceptance and security.
I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
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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 Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I offer concessions for online and telephone counselling although my standard fees for individual therapy are £45 per session. I do provide a free 30 minute introductory session where questions can be asked before you start counselling.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length.
Regular appointments take place at the same time each week unless your work does not allow this.
Missed sessions do need to be paid for, although I will always endeavour to move a session if notice is given.
When I work
I am a registered member of BPC and abide by their professional standards and code of ethics. I am fully insured and hold enhanced DBS checks for Wiltshire and Somerset.
My consulting room is a quiet, comfortable space in my home in North Bradley, near Trowbridge and Westbury.
In order to gain access to my consulting room and bathroom facilities you must be able to negotiate six steps and is therefore not suitable for clients with severe mobility issues.
There is plenty of parking on a private driveway outside my home.