Counselling is a collaborative process with its foundation set in having a strong therapeutic relationship with the client at its heart. Everyone should have the chance to tell their story and be heard. Counselling affords that opportunity; I believe that we all know how to heal, given the right support and environment.
I feel very strongly about supporting women through the challenges life can bring. Whether these challenges are relationships, separation, health, life transitions, bereavement, menopause, or struggling with lone or co-parenting, our sessions will help you discover ways to change negative patterns and behaviours and enable you to move forwards.
I believe our past experiences are intrinsically linked to our values, beliefs, expectations, behaviours, and views of ourselves today. The messages we received about ourselves and our place in the world from caregivers and those in authority have a significant impact on how we develop emotionally. I will guide and support you while you learn to give yourself new messages, make positive changes in your belief systems, and change negative patterns.
I am also very interested in the mind-body connection, and the link between repressed emotions and the manifestation of physical symptoms and have worked with clients experiencing chronic illness.
I create a supportive, confidential environment fostering an inquiry into a deeper understanding of oneself and ones experiences.
My approach is integrative and adapted to suit your needs at that moment. While training, I specialised in Transactional Analysis, but also work with Gestalt, CBT, psychodynamic, and many other theories. I lean towards engaging with our spirituality and understanding how the energy that surrounds us affects us.
If you are interested in exploring how we could work together, please email or phone me for an informal chat or to book an introductory appointment.
I am currently working through Skype and walk-and-talk sessions. I normally also practice in rooms the BS7 area.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
- PGCE in Further Education
- Mindbody Connection and chronic illness
- Working with Shame
- Working with Addiction
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Disorganised Attachment
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per 50 minute session