I understand that finding a therapist you feel comfortable talking to is so important.
Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies and I offer a space where you can press pause on the outside world, allowing you to talk freely and without judgement.
By reflecting back your thinking and gently questioning we will process your experiences, helping you to gain clarity and a deeper understanding so that you can move forward and heal.
I am trained as an integrative therapist which allows me to use a range of therapeutic tools to fit your individual needs and therapeutic goals.
I think the best therapeutic work comes from a strong therapeutic bond based on trust and so the relationship between us will form part of our work together.
Depending on what makes sense to you, I will use a blend of:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychodynamic approaches.
I offer sessions face-to face or via Zoom and these can be open-ended or time-limited.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have always been interested in people and have worked in the health and social care sector for the past decade.
I have worked with a many different people therapeutically, on a one-to-one level and in groups, across a variety of settings including: low secure forensic units, prisons, female only rehabs and on an open-ended basis in private practice.
I hold the following qualifications:
- British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) accredited postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London.
- British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from the University of Surrey.
- BPS Bachelor of Science from Newcastle University.
These trainings lasted for six years in total and whilst working in health and social care I completed a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Tackling Substance Misuse and Working With Young People Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence.
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
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
- Each session can be held either weekly or fortnightly on a short term, or open-ended basis.
I am currently offering online and telephone sessions - please contact me for availability