During the Covid-19 crisis I am providing sessions online using Zoom or Skype. If you are feeling distressed, anxious or overwhelmed by lockdown and other aspects of the crisis, then it may help to discuss your feelings openly, find ways to manage your anxiety and make wise choices for your own mental health. As a resilience specialist, I can support you in navigating your way through this time.
You may in any case have been suffering from a loss, feeling stuck, anxious or depressed, or just that something is missing and you want to change direction. Perhaps this is the perfect time to reflect on what's happening in your life, clarify what's most important for you, get to know what's blocking you, and find your way forwards.
As an "integrative" counsellor and coach, I can work in different ways to suit your needs and wishes. You may wish for a short, structured programme of coaching sessions to help you work towards a particular goal. Or you may prefer to explore the issues which are coming up in more depth. We review together what approach you would like to use, and the period for which you'd like to continue working together.
I am trained in psychosynthesis, an approach which works from the perspective of the whole person - mind, body, feelings, and spirit or purpose. I bring in approaches drawn from other disciplines including NLP coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy, art therapy and mindfulness meditation. I have more than 20 years experience of working with people in conflict and have an interest in the creative use of conflict for developing ourselves.
I have seen over and over again that, with the right support, what seems like a crisis can also offer a great opportunity to learn and connect with our real selves, and start to live a richer life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- MSc in Organisational Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Master Practitioner of NLP
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its ethical standards.
I have worked with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds who may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, or loss of purpose. I have worked with people who are trying to come to terms with changes in their lives - bereavement, redundancy, health issues, relationship breakdown - and with people who just know there is something missing from their life and want to find a more meaningful way to live.
For over two years I worked with a carers agency with clients whose lives include caring for disabled relatives or loved ones.
I have worked with young people aged 14+ through a school counselling service; and also with older people (50 - 90) via an older people's counselling service.
Before I became a counsellor, my career was in organisation development and conflict resolution. I specialised in mediation and working effectively with conflict in workplaces, communities and schools.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
"mid-life crisis" - the search for meaning in life.
Concessions offered for
I have some low-cost places available during daytimes for students of counselling and counselling-related disciplines.
My normal rates for individuals paying for themselves range from £50 to £65 depending on time of day and location (London or Brighton)
Weekday daytimes and limited evening spaces currently
I am an accredited member of the BACP (This is a level beyond standard registered membership, requiring more in depth assessment)