Most of us will experience times in our life when we feel overwhelmed, alone or anxious. Times when relationships feel difficult, or we've lost sight of who we are. It could be we want to talk about something specific that has happened, or maybe we just want a 'space' to think out loud.
I will work collaboratively with you, approaching you and your world without judgement or assumption but with curiosity and compassion. Therapy offers an environment where you can begin to make sense of your experiences, both past and present, and discover how you feel about them. This allows you the freedom to see things from a different perspective and realise other options might be available to you.
How I work
I am an integrative psychotherapist 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 your 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
During this time all sessions will take place online.
I have some availability on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.