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.
Unfortunately, I don't have any availability right now. If you'd like me to notify you when that changes, please let me know.
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, your sense of self and self-worth, feelings of anxiety, sadness, depression 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. Where appropriate, 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.
Online working during Covid-19 pandemic
I'm continuing to hold most sessions online but can consider face-to-face working if preferred (subject to availability).
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)
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creativity, creative block, creative process, performance anxiety, self-expression, self-development and personal growth, self-realization, embodiment, 'the shadow', inner critic, relationship breakdown, mid-life crisis, menopause, inner child work, HSP (highly sensitive person), crisis of meaning, grief, loss, 'eco-anxiety'
£65.00 per session
Our initial session is a chance for you to find out what it would be like to work together, and for me to understand more about you and what you’re looking for from counselling. There’s no obligation to continue after this session.
The initial session is at a reduced fee of £50.
If you'd prefer to have a 10 minute chat by phone first, I'm happy to arrange this. (Please indicate this when you complete the contact form.)
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.
I don't have any availability right now. If you'd like me to notify you when that changes, please let me know.