I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings and have experience of a wide variety of issues. My core training is psychodynamic, which means that I believe many of our issues stem from our childhood experiences and relationships, and many of these influences are unconscious. Every individual is different, so the same approach is not suitable for all, and I have training and experience in other approaches, so I tend to work in an integrative way.
In our first session together, we will talk about you and your issues so I can tell whether I am able to offer to help you. You can also decide if you feel able to work with me, because it is important to have a counsellor you are happy with.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are normally once a week. I offer both short term (usually 6 to 12 sessions) and long term work.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I am also a counselling tutor and trainer.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Aspects of Grief and Bereavement (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Supervision Training (Cruse Bereavement Care)
Introduction to Working with Couples (Hope Counselling and Training)
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
£30 to £40 per session