I am a humanistic and integrative professional counsellor working in depth with client experiences of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I work with you to help you find ways of reducing the intensity of such symptoms, to help you to work with emotional distress creatively, addressing essential inner needs and to help reconnect you to your core sense of self.
My approach is holistic and is built on the core foundations of warmth, creativity, authenticity and non-judgment. I endevour to create a safe space for you to talk about whatever you feel you need to, a space to express yourself and to feel listened to.
As an integrative counsellor I use an informed awareness of a number of approaches that is guided by the work that develops between us.
I am committed to creating strong and valuable therapeutic relationships with clients and have a core interest in what it means to be human in the world we are living in today. I am passionate about talking therapy and the insight and self-awareness it can bring.
Training, qualifications & experience
Reading University – Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills
Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling – Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
Ongoing professional developement in Trauma and Dissociation
I have been working with adult clients since 2012 and have been running a busy private practice since 2016.
I have worked with a diverse range of clients and have significant experience in working with anxiety and depression as well as a wide range of other presenting issues. Please see ‘Areas of counselling I deal with’.
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
£45 per 50 minute session.
The process of making contact with me is simple and safe. You can contact me by e-mail or phone both options are private and secure. I will aim to return messages at the earliest opportunity.
We will then discuss an appropriate time to meet for an initial session. Here we can discuss things further and you can begin to gain a sense of whether you would feel comfortable working with me.