There are times in our lives when things can become difficult or perhaps we do not feel content and we don't know why. I offer emotional warmth and empathy to help you explore your difficulties, make sense of your emotions and reconnect with yourself. I believe that most people can benefit from having some counselling, from being with someone who truly listens to your unique experience, understands it and helps you to understand it too. I am a registered member of BACP and as a qualified integrative therapist I will tailor my approach to best meet your individual needs. I am led by you and what you feel ready and able to work on together.
Our work together is based upon trust, empathy, understanding and a willingness to accept you without reservation. I can provide you with the space for you to be you and explore your problems, issues, emotions and processes at your own pace. I have an interest in self esteem issues, relationship issues and anxiety. I work with adults and young people 16-19.
As your therapist I would never assume to be more of an expert on you than you are, yet at times it can be difficult to understand our own thought processes, responses and patterns. As an active and participant listener I offer gentle and respectful challenges and aim to help promote a better understanding of self, new perspectives and life changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, Humanistic (CPCAB)
I am committed to continuing professional development including:
- Polyvagal Theory
- Integrating the body in therapy - Trauma Sensitive Yoga training
- Mindfulness training
Training with Carolyn Spring including:
Working with Shame
Working with Suicide and Self Harm
Mental Health and the Body when treating Trauma
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
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.