I am a qualified psychotherapist, registered with UKCP and experienced in working with people to overcome various emotional difficulties and mental health issues. Weekly sessions are confidential and non-judgmental. I use a range of therapeutic models, offering thoughtful support with warmth, creativity and insight.
Whether you're experiencing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss of direction, feeling isolated, navigating a transition or searching for meaning in your life, a course of individual psychotherapy can be a life-changing experience. During each session I will offer you the chance to talk about your experiences and help you to foster and facilitate a genuine interest in yourself. During therapy you can learn how to cope with your feelings, set appropriate boundaries and experience a growing resilience.
I also work with couples who are experiencing something that threatens to destroy their relationship. Often, but not always, working through the difficulties that have been created together can bring a deepening union and a new level of intimacy not previously experienced. Couples therapy can give you the space and safety to explore each others feelings so that you can honour your relationship, whether or not you decide to stay together or not. If you would like to give it a try, I offer an initial session at £30 with a view to deciding whether this is something, as a couple, you would like to pursue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples, in private practice and registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). I have an MA and Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling) respectively, trained as a relationship therapist with Relational-Psychotherapy, Bath and have undertaken further couples training with Tavistock Relationships, London. As well as working in private practice, I teach and supervise trainee psychotherapists at BCPC on the Psychotherapy MA/Diploma course and offer supervision to other therapists. Past qualifications include a BA (Hons.) in English from Royal Holloway, University of London.
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
Monday - Friday
My therapy rooms are quiet and comfortable and situated in central Bath. If you would like to ask me any questions about starting therapy or would like to book a session please phone or email and I will get back you promptly.