At different times in our lives, many of us struggle with difficult emotions. Counselling and psychotherapy can help.
I work with clients to address symptoms including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, eating disorders and physical, mental and sexual abuse.
My philosophy is rooted in my belief that infants develop their sense of who they are and how to form and maintain relationships in the environment created by the important people in their lives. As they grow into adulthood this way of being governs, perhaps unconsciously, behaviours and relationships. But, what may have worked in childhood may not work so well in adulthood. When this is the case, people come to therapy seeking change.
Through the relationship we build together, I support my clients’ autonomy and ability to be who they are. Leaving behind their old relational patterns, they can connect and engage more fully with those who are important in their lives today.
For some this process of change is straightforward, but for most of us it is challenging. The result, however, can be wonderful and life enhancing. I offer the safety, containment, support and insight my clients need to explore their difficulties and engage in the process of change.
You’re very welcome to visit my website or call me if you would like to find out more and see if counselling is for you. We can then arrange an assessment session, during which we will talk about the process and you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
BSc in Psychology
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.
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
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
My session fee is from £50 for individual therapy and £60 for couples therapy.
I charge £50 for assessments.