I offer a welcoming, safe, non-judgemental space to work through whatever you’re dealing with right now — long-term or shorter-term.
You may want to address a specific problem or concern, or explore deeper issues and patterns, gaining a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships.
I work with adults age 18 and over.
How I can help
My aim is to help you work through whatever’s worrying or upsetting you, infuriating you, confusing you, or blocking you in some way.
This may be linked to all sorts of things, including your relationships, family, or work, or your sense of self and self-worth. It might be about feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, resentment or anger, or perhaps your stage of life, sense of meaning and purpose, and decisions about what's next. You may not even be sure exactly what’s wrong – you just know something's not working and you want some support.
What to expect
Talking things through with someone who’s trained to support you can be healing in itself, and weekly therapy provides a dedicated space for you to pause, reflect and regroup. It allows you to go deeper into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, including the things you may find difficult or problematic.
Exploring your past experiences, upbringing and unconscious patterns and behaviour can also help make sense of what's happening right here, right now.
Perhaps most importantly, you can start to develop new, kinder ways of relating to and understanding yourself, whatever you're dealing with.
Looking to the future, not just the past
Therapy can involve working out what you really want from life, and how to move towards this, fulfilling your deeper purpose and potential. I work from the perspective that everyone has this capacity for growth, whatever your current circumstances and however difficult or stuck things might feel right now.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a BACP-registered therapist, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Psychosynthesis Trust.
About integrative and psychosynthesis counselling
My main approach is integrative, person-centred and psychosynthesis based. Psychosynthesis takes an all-encompassing view of who we are: this means working with your mind, body, feelings and soul, as well as intuition and will.
Being integrative, it also draws on different psychotherapeutic approaches and techniques, so we can find out what works best for you.
Ways of working
Much of the time, we'll simply be talking. We'll also look to bring mindful awareness to what's happening in your body and emotions. I may sometimes suggest approaches like inner dialogue, drawing or working with images and visualisations – if this feels helpful to you. However, the way we work together will always be tailored to your individual needs and preferences, and at a pace that suits you.
I hold the following qualifications:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling – Psychosynthesis Trust (awarded by Middlesex University, accredited by the BACP and UKCP)
- Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations – Psychosynthesis Trust
- Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy – CCPE (Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education)
- MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) foundational certificate – Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- Mindfulness-in-schools teaching certificate (secondary pupils) - Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)
I’m committed to ensuring that your information is secure. I have procedures in place to safeguard and secure any information I collect.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Being an HSP (highly sensitive person) or empath, creativity and creative block, performance anxiety, self-expression, self-development and personal growth, self-realisation, embodiment (coming more into your body and out of your head), mindfulness, 'the shadow' (the parts of ourselves we dislike and/or disown), the inner critic, relationship breakdown, 'mid-life crisis', menopause and perimenopause, 'inner child' work, crises of meaning, grief, loss
£65.00 per session
Our initial session is a chance for you to find out what it would be like to work together. It'll also help me understand more about you and what you’re looking for from counselling to make sure we're a good match. There’s no obligation to continue after this session.
The initial session is at a reduced fee of £50.
I'm happy to arrange a free 10-minute chat by phone first. (Please indicate this when you complete the contact form.) This can help you decide if you'd like to book an initial session.
If we decide to work together, I’ll ask you to commit to another eight sessions. After that, we can review whether and how you’d like to continue.
Sessions are once a week, for 50 minutes. The fee is £65.
When I work