I am a mature counsellor with many years’ experience of working with clients of all ages with a multitude of concerns. I am a grounded individual with life experiences outside of the care and health sector.
I can offer individual psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. Psychodynamic counselling uses the relationship that we build together to think about other relationships and patterns of behaviour non-judgementally and to try and understand the root causes. It is through understanding being aware that change can take place.
I appreciate that for most of us time is a precious commodity and therefore would like to offer counselling at convenient times, so have appointments from 9am until 8pm on weekdays and Saturday morning appointments. I am reasonable priced but can also offer concessionary rates.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the University of Oxford gaining Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice. I have worked with adults referred by their GP's and with young people at a local secondary school.
I have had more than twelve years of experience working emotionally damaged children at the highly respected Mulberry Bush School. Clients at the school often act out their communication and therapy takes place within the relationships that they have with the staff.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychodynamic counselling can help with many areas of emotional difficulty, as various presenting symptoms can have very similar root causes. We have all experienced times when life’s problems can seem insurmountable; times of anxiety, depression, or over whelming pressure; times when we may feel helpless or out of control or just can’t cope. Rather than simply tackling the apparent surface “symptom” we use the relationship in the room to understand what might be underlying the issues, and also to explore other areas which might be causing problems
Counselling offers the opportunity to find a way through these difficulties in a reliable professional relationship where support, trust and safety are an integral part of the process. I can help you to make connections that may enable you to understand why you get stuck in certain patterns of life so that we gain a deeper understanding of yourself. In this way you can become more accepting of yourself and those around you; you can develop new ways to cope with life’s challenges and thereby increase your freedom to choose how you live.
I charge £50 for each 50 minute session.