Sometimes we need a space to think out loud, together with another person. A space that feels safe, where we’ve built a foundation, and can allow ourselves to be challenged.
It could be you are looking to make some changes but are feeling fearful and need the courage to take a step anyway. Maybe life has left you feeling marginalised and you are looking for a sense of belonging.
Perhaps you are just looking for some space to explore, but you can't put your finger on exactly what, or perhaps you know exactly what you want to talk about.
There are many different reasons why people come to therapy, whatever your reason for taking this decision, the first steps can feel a little daunting.
I offer a space that is safe and supportive, where curiosity and empathy replace assumption and judgement. Together we can begin to explore what’s going on and how you may be feeling.
How I work
I am an integrative therapist who draws on the approaches of psychodynamic and humanistic theories. This means we are able to explore patterns of behaviour that may have possible links to the past alongside what is happening in life in the here and now.
The first session is an opportunity for us to talk about what has brought you to therapy along with any concerns and expectations you might have.
It also helps you to decide if I am the right person for you.
Sessions last 50mins and we would meet at the same time each week. There is no limit on the number of sessions offered. We would review this, together, periodically.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP and hold an MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I also have an MPhil in Conflict Management.
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