Psychotherapy can provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your experiences, patterns of behaviour and relationships with others. This work can enable you to gain insights into who you are, become more self-aware and to make positive changes in your life.
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I use an integrative approach - my way of working is grounded in the person-centred approach, meaning that I value you as a unique individual and offer a non-judgemental, empathic environment to explore what is on your mind and how you are feeling. I also draw upon a variety of different therapeutic and theoretical approaches, including: Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology and Existential philosophy; in order to offer you the best intervention in any given moment.
I understand it can feel very difficult to make the first step - during our initial consultation we will meet to explore how we can work together and either continue with sessions on an open-ended basis or agree to a set time period (e.g. 6 sessions), which can be periodically reviewed.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of Roehampton
- L5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling - Relate Institute (CPCAB Accredited)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Portsmouth
I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy).
I have years of experience providing Therapy to individuals and couples, in a number of different settings, including: NHS mental health services and GP Surgeries, Substance-misuse services, a College and Youth Counselling service, a Rape and Sexual abuse service, Relate and Private Practice. This experience enables me to work with adults and young people with a diverse range of issues.
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
I offer short-term and long-term Therapy - At our initial consultation we will discuss together how therapy may work best for you.
Individuals - I charge £60 per session.
*** Introductory Offer ***
If you book 6 sessions in advance, you only pay for 5 (£300 - payable up front).
A discounted rate of £40 per session is also available for students on a Counselling course, lasting a minimum of 1 year.
Couples - I charge £85 per session.
*** Introductory Offer ***
If you book 6 sessions in advance, you only pay for 5 (£425 - payable up front).
Concessions offered for
I currently have sessions available during the daytime and in the evenings.