You may be considering therapy in the hope of something better. Life might be a real struggle now or has felt difficult for a while. You may be going through a particularly tough time in your intimate relationships, at work or dealing with an unexpected life-changing event. All of these can lead to feelings of anxiety, a lack of interest in things or constant worrying.
Whether you have a very specific issue that you would like to explore, or a general sense of ill-being and things not feeling quite right. Therapy can be a place where you can bring what is both unique to you and your story, and also very human.
Many of us go through times when things just become too much to handle, and having an actual space to just sit with someone and explore that can provide some real relief, insight and most importantly space. These can be times when functioning can basically just feel like surviving, and actually we really want to be living. As we begin to give some of these painful feelings and thoughts a place where they are welcome and accepted, they can become a catalyst for change rather than just something that needs to be managed or got through at all costs.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an integrative therapist, I draw on a variety of approaches depending on your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space. My experience has taught me that there is no one size fits all approach and so I value creativity and flexiblity.
Often we may not even know what the root causes are for why we feel the way we do. Sometimes the answers can be in the past or present, I have found that by being curious and open and exploring your inner and outer world we can begin to gain insight, understanding, acceptance and compassion.
I believe that no one knows you better than you and my role is to offer my knowledge and expertise in facilitating you to get a deeper understanding of what is going on. Ultimately with the goal of creating a more fulfilling, meaningful and satisfying life.
I have trained at the Minster Centre, a leading Integrative training institute in Europe. Their training is BACP and UKCP approved which means that I have been trained to follow BACP and UKCP ethical guidelines. I have a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and set to complete my masters training this year. I have over fours years of experience working short and long term within bereavement and counselling services. My background is in education and I have spent a number of years living abroad. Sessions are usually held weekly on the same day and at the time.
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
Reaching out can often be the hardest step to take; it may feel daunting, you may question whether things are that bad or if someone can help. However, it can also be a relief to just speak to someone and see. What can therapy offer you? Is it the right thing? All of these thoughts and questions we can explore together. You don’t need to struggle alone.