I am a BACP registered psychotherapist and counsellor offering one to one counselling and psychotherapy online via video link or over the telephone. Therapy is a place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen without judgement. It can be short term for a few sessions or long term and open ended, and is usually for one hour on the same day each week.
People come to therapy for a number of different reasons, and I believe whatever your life experiences, discussing them openly and safely can enable you to move forward and feel better. Whether you have a goal for therapy or simply want to talk things through and see where it takes you, I would be happy to have a chat on the telephone and begin the process with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Durham, a Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University, London. I attend regular Continuing Professional Development training (CPD), and supervision with a senior psychotherapist to inform my work and ensure my practice is rigorous and accountable.
I have experience in mental health charities working at MIND, Headstrong Counselling and Home Start charity for families with children, and in private practice. I have worked with a wide range of clients who come to therapy with a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, bereavement, loss, trauma, stress, somatic illness, PTSD, sexuality, adoption, miscarriage, infertility, issues with identity, expatriation, loneliness, low self-esteem and issues relating to work and relationships.
The therapy I practise is integrative, meaning that I draw on a number of different approaches to best suit the individual client. I am trained to work with Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Existential approaches and I attend regular CPD seminars and ongoing training with a special interest in trauma-informed therapy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stress and trauma resulting from work in the healthcare system, NHS workers, other key workers and those affected by illness and isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Concessions offered for
£50 per session
Concessions available for keyworkers, students and care-leavers.
After a preliminary conversation on the telephone we will arrange to meet for an assessment which can last between one hour and 90 minutes. From there we can decide whether you would like to begin a short term or open-ended course of weekly sessions on the same day each week. Weekly sessions last 50 minutes.