If you are thinking about starting therapy then it’s likely that you are hoping for something different in your life. Perhaps you feel anxious or hopeless and you’re not sure why. Maybe there are specific events, contexts or relationships that feel challenging. I believe that therapy can help us to understand not only the causes of our suffering or what is no longer working for us but also our desires and what we want from life.
Whatever brings you to therapy, my role as your therapist is to offer you a safe relationship and space to talk about anything you want, without judgement. I will give you my complete and respectful attention and will help you to explore and make meaning of your thoughts, feelings and experiences, both past and present. Whilst it may feel counter-intuitive, our emotions, even if very difficult, can help us to reach a place of acceptance, self-understanding and growth. Together, we can get to a place where you are more in touch with yourself and are able to make more conscious decisions and changes. No matter what comes up, my intention is to stand alongside you through all of it.
It can feel difficult to take the first step and it is important to find a therapist that feels right for you. We can have an initial session to get a sense of each other and explore some of what brings you to therapy and what you are hoping to gain from it. The first few sessions will be a bit more structured than sessions going forward as they typically include me running through a few questions about your history and current situation.
Each session is 50 minutes long. Having regular sessions is an important aspect of therapy and will help you to get the most out of it. If we decide to work together and depending on availability, we will pick a time that works and I will hold this slot for you with a view to us seeing each other once-weekly.
I am currently offering both online zoom and face to face sessions.
You can contact me by email or phone. If I am unable to answer the phone please leave your name and contact details and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an integrative therapist, I can draw on a range of psychotherapeutic approaches (including psychodynamic, humanistic or relational) which allows me to work flexibly with you. I am a BACP registered therapist with 5+ years of intensive training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. As well as private practice, I have been seeing clients for several years in various charities and counselling organisations.
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.