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(Reg. MBACP, BPC)

About me

If you are struggling with difficult feelings, worries or experiences, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to talk and an opportunity for change.

Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or unable to cope. You may be experiencing relationship issues, panic attacks, stress at work or find yourself struggling following a bereavement. These are just a few of the  difficulties that therapy can help with.

When you come to see me, I will help you think about what is troubling you so that we can reach a greater understanding and increase your self-confidence.  Together we will reflect on the factors that might be affecting your life and explore a way forward.  I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but help you to get to a point where you feel able to make your own choices and affect change in your own life for the better.

If you would like to get in touch, we can arrange an initial session where we can meet each other, find out more and decide whether therapy  might be of help.

My fee is £50 per 50 minute session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Gloucestershire Counselling Service (awarded by Westminster Pastoral Foundation, WPF) and a Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling (awarded by the University of the West of England, UWE).  I also completed the GCS Associate Programme, gaining an Associate Award in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  I adhere to both organisations' Codes of Ethics.

Before working in private practice, I worked at Gloucestershire Counselling Service and have experience of working with adults with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, stress and difficulties in relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding school syndrome

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Individual sessions: £50


When I work

Weekdays

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults