We all have to navigate our way through life. At times, this can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Life can be confusing, painful and anxiety provoking. Life can be hard!
I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where we can explore whatever brings you to counselling. I work in a Humanistic way in that I will not reduce you to a set of symptoms, instead you will be viewed as a unique individual and a whole person. My experience of counselling is that people have the ability and wisdom to understand their own inner and outer conflicts given the right conditions. However, I do not work with a ‘one size fits all’ mentality. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, we can work together in a safe, respectful and creative way, tailored to your unique individuality. Working from a Humanistic perspective, there is often an emphasis on growth, personal responsibility, choice and freedom. I won’t tell you what is wrong or what you need to do, instead, we will explore your world together, shining a light on and drawing on your experiences and your context. Through this process people can start to make sense out of their suffering, create new meaning and find new purpose. People often experience great relief, a new sense of self, a change in perspective and a new way of living.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Registered UKAHPP, HCPC
I have 20 years experience working in a variety of settings within the National Health Service helping people with physical and emotional difficulties. My experience as a counsellor has been within a General Practice surgery. I have experience of working with people who have experienced depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, post-traumatic stress, relationship difficulties, stress and grief.
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
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
Fully insured with DBS Certificate.