Couples, young people, families and adults - contact me for a no-obligation exploratory discussion of whether I can help you.
I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor working across a spectrum of issues including depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement and trauma. The issues that people bring are extremely varied and nothing is off limits, at least for an initial discussion. If I feel I cannot help, I will try to signpost you to someone who can.
For me, the purpose of therapy is insight - making your own meaning out of your experience - and from this can emerge growth and change.
Sometimes people simply want space to explore their issues. Others want a more pragmatic, solution-focused approach. How we work together is a matter for discussion between us.
I am happy to have an initial no-obligation chat either on the phone or face to face to see whether the chemistry is right for us to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising as a psychotherapist since 2004 and have worked in private practice, the NHS, secondary schools and the voluntary sector.
I initially trained as a counsellor before going onto the Metanoia Institute to gain an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. This was followed by further trainings in working with Young People, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Solutions Focused Approaches.
I undertake a programme of Continuous Professional Development which keeps me in touch with developments in my profession.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Standard fee is £55 per 60 minute session. £60 late evenings and weekends.
Weekdays, early morning and evening appointments available
I work from comfortable, peaceful rooms in Bishopstone, about 8 miles east of Swindon.